8th March 2023

Celebrating International Women's Day 2023

On International Women's Day, we asked our people and partners what embracing equity represents and why it's important to them.

#EmbraceEquity is the theme of this year's International Women's Day. Head over to our social media channels and join in the conversation. 

International Women's Day 2023International Women' s Day 2023 campaign theme, #EmbraceEquity aims to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, and true inclusion and belonging requires equitable action.

Here at Sir Robert McAlpine, we believe that everyone deserves equal opportunities. We asked our people and partners what equity means to them and why they think it's important. Watch the full video and join in the conversation. 

We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion. 

Embracing equity means going beyond equality and making sure that everybody has the same opportunities, the same chance, and the same start in life. Only then will we find true equity.

Lynda Thwaite

Lynda Thwaite, Group Director of Brand, Communications & Impact, Sir Robert McAlpine

Equity is not just about giving everybody a toolbox, but giving everybody a toolbox that suits their needs.

Alex Ward

Alex Ward, Senior Social Value Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine

Embracing equity focuses on individuals. Including everyone will create a happier and healthy workforce. I embrace equity.

Paula McMahon

Paula McMahon, Structures Engineer, Sir Robert McAlpine

Embracing equity means looking at the accessibility of opportunity for all and recognising additional support may be needed for some people.

Penny Briscoe

Penny Briscoe, Chef de Mission for Paris 2024, British Paralympic Association

Equity is about giving everyone what they need to succeed individually, rather than just treating everyone the same.

Nicky Rance

Nicky Rance, Project Director, Sir Robert McAlpine

IWD2023: Breaking the inner glass ceiling

Project Director, Nicky Rance, has worked at Sir Robert McAlpine for 25 years. 

For International Women's Day, she reflects about her career and being a woman in construction:  

"Being a visible, successful woman in construction is also a positive. It’s hard to be what you can’t see, and we need more women coming through so that those behind them can understand that the career they want to pursue is possible."

Read the full interview in Construction News

Nicky Rance - WLA Member of the Year

International Women's Day - What does embracing equity represent to you?

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