This week, the Skanska’s Women’s Network held coffee mornings across the UK where people shared their experiences and ideas for improving diversity, made gender equality pledges, and listened to inspirational colleagues give talks on thought-provoking topics including grit, passion and perseverance.
The network is an employee-led group that seeks ways to support women working across Skanska and help female talent to thrive in the construction industry. The inaugural coffee mornings were held in tribute to our friend and colleague, Linda Colman, a passionate advocate for diversity and founding member of the network, who sadly passed away in October.
Future plans for the Skanska Women’s Network include more lively events, discussions and initiatives that will provide a regular forum for people to work together to improve diversity and inclusion in Skanska and construction as a whole.
#bebettertogether #womeninconstruction #construction #diversity #inclusion
Skanska’s Infrastructure team hosted a Department for Transport (DfT) ‘organisational raid’, to share knowledge with a group of senior civil servants and give industry leaders an insight into Skanska’s way of working.
Organisational raids are facilitated by the Whitehall and Industry Group, with the goal of enabling cross-sector solutions to common workplace challenges. The focus of the raids is on generating innovative and practical approaches to solving common issues. The raids form part of the DfT’s Leadership Training Programme, giving them direct exposure to parts of the industry they rarely have access to.
Skanska’s Infrastructure team volunteered to host this event focusing on three areas: work-winning, innovation and operational excellence, and collaboration. Later in the day, delegates got more involved by taking part in a virtual reality demonstration that showcased our award-winning VR training, showing detailed visualisations to explain how we operate on project sites.
Skanska has been working with HS2 in St James’s Gardens, Euston, part of the largest excavation of human remains from 18th and 19th century Britain. The HS2 archaeology programme, which will be the largest ever undertaken in Europe, will see the exploration of more than 60 sites along the 140-mile long route between London and Birmingham. Read more: www.hs2.org.uk/archaeology #HS2digs #OnBoard
Skanska has been working with HS2 in St James’s Gardens, Euston, part of the largest excavation of human remains from 18th and 19th century Britain. The HS2 archaeology programme, which will be the largest ever undertaken in Europe, will see the exploration of more than 60 sites along the 140-mile long rail route between London and Birmingham in the UK. Read more: www.hs2.org.uk/archaeology #HS2digs #OnBoard