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Women mean business | Gender Reports on Technology

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Why gender equality is essential in science, engineering and technology.

At Atkins we believe that we succeed to the extent that we are able to attract and retain the most talented professionals in their respective fields and provide an environment in which they are able to apply their skills and experience in addressing our clients’ varied needs. In what remains a competitive environment for the best staff, being an employer of choice who appeals to as diverse a range of people as possible, is crucial to achieving this.

The proportion of women and people from black and minority ethnic communities in the workforce grows year on year, a trend that is expected to continue, and yet this increase is still not reflected in many organisations in science, engineering, technology and the built environment. This guide highlights the impact and importance of that diversity, not just in addressing skills shortages, but also in enhancing organisational performance. To be successful and sustainable, any changes need to be fully justified by a robust business case and be appropriate to the needs of your organisation. This guide draws upon a wide range of research and good practice to help you identify the drivers for improving gender equality in your own organisation.

To be successful and sustainable, any changes need to be fully justifi ed by a robust business case and be appropriate to the needs of your organisation. This guide draws upon a wide range of research and good practice to help you identify the drivers for improving gender equality in your own organisation.

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