On 26th February 2021, the AGS held their second webinar on the subject of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in association with the Ground Forum and Federation of Piling Specialists.
EDI is often spoken about at strategic, policy and procedural level but how can these be developed to raise awareness and influence positive actions within the geotechnical and geoenvironmental sector? Improving Company Performance through Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, focused on how our industry can start to address inequalities and promote diversity and inclusion, and discussed the barriers as well as positive approaches and initiatives to EDI, which will help change attitudes, attract new talent and improve retention within the industry moving forward.
234 delegates registered for the webinar from countries including USA, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Spain, Latvia, India, Pakistan, Australia, Switzerland and Poland. The event discussed the industry challenges and introduced potential solutions for companies to eliminate discrimination, create equal opportunities and develop good working relationships between different people.
Speakers for the event included Emma Stewart MBE (co-founder of Timewise), Sharon Slinger (Director at Constructing Rainbows Ltd.), Steve Hadley (FPS Chair and Managing Director of Central Piling) and Martin Griffin (Principal Geotechnical Engineer). The event was Chaired by Sally Hudson (AGS Chair Elect and Regional Manager at Coffey Geotechnics Limited, A Tetra Tech Company) and Julian Lovell (AGS Chair and Managing Director at Equipe Group).
If you missed this webinar, the replay is now live and available for free view on the AGS website. Click HERE to view the replay and download the speaker presentations and file handouts.