Celebrating Diversity at Arup

22 Oct 2012

Arup is celebrating success after being shortlisted for three national awards, which recognise the steps it has taken to improve diversity and equality in the industry.

Acknowledging the processes, policies and culture it has put in place to enable greater diversity within the organisation – Arup has been announced a finalist for the National Business Awards (Leadership Diversity award); the Women of the Future Awards (Corporate award); and the WISE Awards (Diversity award).

The WISE Awards celebrate those who inspire women and girls to choose STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related careers whilst the Women of the Future Awards recognise inspirational women and organisations across a number of sectors.

Alongside this, three individuals have also been shortlisted for a number of upcoming awards. Becci Taylor, an Associate Mechanical Engineer at Arup has been selected as a finalist for the Science and Technology Woman of the Future award. Engineer, Yewande Akinola, is in the running for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 2012 Young Woman Engineer of the Year and has been chosen, together with well-known industry leaders Zaha Hadid and Sir Nicholas Serota, to judge the trophy competition for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Yewande has also been selected as a finalist, along with fellow Arupian and Engineer, Areeb Khan for the Young BME Engineer Award which will be announced on 21 November.

“Arup has a long established commitment to diversity and plays an important role as an ambassador for women and other minorities working in the built environment. Being shortlisted for these awards highlights our efforts to encourage and empower all employees, irrespective of gender, race or sexuality, to perform to their fullest potential and contribute to the greater goals of the firm.”

— Robert Care, Chair, UKMEA



Charlotte Schofield

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