Group HR Director, John Sisk and Son
Take a lot of small actions that will make a difference.
What do you do?
I try to create an environment where people enjoy coming to work, add value and where they can be themselves.
Why do you love working in STEM?
While I work in an industry that has people with STEM skills and capabilities, I'm not in a STEM role.
I look forward to engaging with people to provide solutions for them and for the business.
How do you celebrate women in STEM?
We try to value everyone for their contribution and not for some other factor. We could do a lot more to celebrate women in STEM, but recognising people for who they are and their unique contribution is a good start.
What do you think should be done to encourage more gender diversity within STEM?
Start early. Address inbuilt biases across a variety of industries.
Work really hard with women, on reinforcing their self-confidence, capabilities and skills and their ability to take on subjects in school or roles in industry - from an early age.
Best advice for other advocates for women in STEM?
Stop ignoring half of the world's population.
Be available, listen, consider other perspectives and take a lot of small actions that will make a difference.
“Carpe diem” - Robin Williams in Dead Poet's Society!!