In this issue... International Women’s Day | Diverse and Inclusive Design in Project Delivery | Designing with diversity and inclusion in mind
International Women’s Day
March 8th is International Women’s Day—a day to reimagine the workplace and continue the hard work of helping to #BreakTheBias. In honor of the day, we’re dedicating this issue of Performance Innovations to the outstanding work of our women colleagues and sharing how we’re striving to create a more inclusive workplace and community for all.
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OWA webinar
In this webinar by the Ontario Waterpower Association, Beth Buckmaster explores the benefits of diverse and inclusive design and how we are currently implementing these designs for our clients.
Designing with diversity and inclusion in mind
Now more than ever, companies are looking to incorporate diversity and inclusion as part of their business plan—beyond their human resources department. One of the areas gaining momentum is diverse and inclusive (D&I) design, which incorporates and considers the diversity of a project’s workforce, workplace, and community right from the planning stages.
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Inclusive design helps do the heavy lifting
Leveraging diversity in an organization will bring long-term benefits such an employee satisfaction, improved safety records, and sustainable productivity. To achieve this, we must consider ways to overcome physical barriers.
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Eilidh McGregor named one of 25 fast trackers under 40
Eilidh McGregor, a senior engineer on our transit team, was named one of 25 fast trackers under 40 by Railway Age, a leading magazine covering the rail industry. Among her own professional accolades, Eilidh is also active in fostering the next generation of women leadership and empowerment and is a champion for youth pursuing STEM careers.
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Empowering positive change
It's vital to build a workforce that upholds the plurality of perspectives required to create value for our clients, community, and the world at large. By seeking advice and utilizing educational tools, we can identify the opportunities that allow us to address the issues underlying the pay gap and the disparities in our workplace and industry.
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The synthesis of traditional and virtual engagement
When the pandemic hit, community engagement had to balance safety considerations for in-person engagement with client timelines for consultation on projects. Organizations are exploring digital ways of engaging their stakeholders, but virtual engagement can’t replace the importance and value of face-to-face interaction.
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Women in project management
SHEngineers, a virtual mentorship network for women in engineering founded by Hatch project manager Innocentia Mahlangu, in partnership with the Project Management Institute South Africa chapter, hosted an interactive discussion to encourage more women to take up careers in project management.
Hatch named one of Canada’s best diversity employers for 2022
For the second consecutive year, Hatch has been recognized for our successful initiatives in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. This annual competition recognizes successful D&I initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: women; members of visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Indigenous peoples; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual (LGBT) peoples. Read more »
Top graduate employers
For the fifth year in a row, Hatch has been named one of the Top 75 Graduate Employers by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers. Read more »
Isabel Harlan among top 40 under 40
Isabel Harlan, a civil engineer and project manager our transit team, has been listed among Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction award winners for her contributions and leadership in the AEC industry.
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