Building Back Better: Supporting diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure sector
The infrastructure sector employs a significant proportion of London’s workforce and it’s important that it represents the Londoners it serves, but some groups remain underrepresented. Britain Thinks published a report for the GLA in 2020 examining diversity and inclusion in the sector. It highlighted the significant under-representation of diverse groups across the workforce and in the infrastructure sector particularly. These organisations have a lower-than-average representation of women, ethnicity and are also less likely to implement initiatives that support the LGBTQ+ community.
This session will explore how to help promote an inclusive recovery in London; What are the barriers to underrepresented groups entering the infrastructure sector? What more could be done to foster an inclusive environment? and will aim to shine the light on examples of best practise in overcoming barriers to recruit, support and develop a more diverse workforce.