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The Rainbow Tick journey.

Eliza Sutton, WSP’s Head of Transport Infrastructure and Road Safety, spoke at a Diversity Agenda lunchtime event about their journey to achieving the Rainbow Tick. Eliza discussed the importance of this for their rainbow community, the steps they went through to receiving the certification, and their focus for the future.

Growing greater

The programme that’s continuing to make a big difference for mid-career women in engineering and architecture. The Growing Greatness programme for mid-career women started initially for Beca employees, but quickly grew to be rolled out across the engineering industry. It’s now helping mid-career women within Diversity Agenda Founding Partner and Change Maker organisations, to cultivate […]

Allies Championing Change in the Workplace Review

The importance of support from those outside the LGBTI+ community is integral to an organisation being an inclusive space for all. The Diversity Agenda, together with Auckland University of Technology and LGBTI+ in STEM, recently hosted the ‘Allies championing Change in the Workplace’ event in Auckland. During the evening, the audience were treated to talks […]

It’s nice to be noticed!

Diversity Agenda and members gain recognition in 2019 Diversity Awards We’re proud to announce the Diversity Agenda is a finalist in the ‘Emerging Diversity and Inclusion’ category of the Diversity Awards NZ™, which honours diversity and inclusion initiatives that are less than two years’ old. Since our launch last April, we’ve seen our membership double […]

How can you do more?

Julie Stewart and Stephen McDougall at Studio Pacific Architecture look back on what they’ve changed during 12 months as a Founding Partner. And they ask why more architects aren’t on board. The Diversity Agenda has given us momentum to move beyond our individual practices and become part of a wider shared conversation about workplace diversity […]

How to keep mid-career women on track

Mid-career is the most risky stage for potential women leaders. Enter Anne Elder-Knight and her unique Growing Greatness programme, which Beca is making available to all Diversity Agenda Founding Partners and Change Makers. It would have been easier to roll out a new training programme just for their own employees, but Beca’s Managing Director, Darryl-Lee […]

A Kiwi engineer taking on the Big Apple

By Megan Berger Meet Isabella Franks, a Kiwi engineer who’s been managing the construction of a skyscraper on the Hudson Yards project in New York City, aka the biggest private real estate development in US history. Bella studied structural engineering at the University of Canterbury. She then worked in Auckland for AECOM as a design […]

Mid-Career Break panel recap

Going into our very first series of panel discussions, we knew that there were great conversations to be had. What we didn’t expect was just how passionate and open attendees would be about the struggles and successes around their own career breaks. It can be a tough conversation to open up about, whether you’re a […]

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