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Women’s Day 2023

Christelle Welland

What is your role at MWHT and what does it involve?

My role at MWHT is Project Engineer – it involves the management of subcontractors and driving the procurement strategy of the projects I am involved in.

Can you describe a typical day?

A typical day consists of site visits, and meetings with subcontractors and the client.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

It is inspirational to see women celebrated for the amazing beings we are

What women inspire or have inspired you in your life?

The women in my family have always been my inspiration as they are brave, strong women and raised me to be the same.

How can we work toward embracing equity in our industry?

We can accept people for who they are, embrace our differences and learn from the past.

What action has an ally taken that has made an impact on your development (personally or professionally)?

I recently started my role at MWHT and from the first day, Hayley Wakeford (see the link to Hayley’s Day in the Life below) has been supportive, encouraging and an inspiration to me. In this short time, she has had a bigger impact on my development than anyone else before.

Embrace Equity.

International Women’s Day recognises the strength, resilience and accomplishment of women.

This year’s theme is Embracing Equity.  Equity goes beyond equal opportunities and recognises that people start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

We are playing our part in celebrating some of the amazing women in our business, starting 8th March we are running a week-long awareness campaign on social media. Discover what International Women’s Day means to them and the women who have inspired them.

So give equity a huge embrace.

Image source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Keeping it in the family

Fellow RSK Group company Copper Consultancy asked both men and women across male-dominated industries such as infrastructure, energy and construction to tell them what equity meant to them. How does it differ from equality and how are people embracing equity in their roles, scheme, project and business?

Be part of something special; help shape a better world

At MWH Treatment our people are at the heart of everything we do. They are critical to our success now and in the future.

We are a high-performing business, number one in the Design & Build UK Water Industry, and at the forefront of many technological advances within the digital environment, this is all due to the dedication and commitment of our people.