Head of HR, UK
John Sisk & Son Ltd
We need to create momentum to create and drive a significant shift in mindset around women in STEM.
What do you do?
I work hard to help enable our people to have a great experience working for our company.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I have a business and HR background not STEM, however, I often look at the fantastic products that our people create from iconic buildings to civil engineering projects which millions of people use each year and wish I had studied Engineering at university and could play a more intrinsic role in construction. What those in STEM can achieve never ceases to amaze me.
How do you celebrate women in STEM?
Involve, encourage and champion gender diversity at every opportunity. It always brings a richer, stronger output.
What do you think should be done to encourage more gender diversity within STEM?
Employers should take a collaborative approach to raising the profile of STEM subjects at school and STEM as an exciting career of choice. Employers should work together to hold industry-wide events to promote STEM, targeting students, parents and careers advisors at key decision making points.
Best advice for other advocates for women in STEM?
We need to create momentum and groundswell to create and drive a significant shift in mindset around women in STEM.
‘There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape’ (Radhika Aggarwal)