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Women’s Day 2023

Clare Kovacs

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

National Rehearsal Lead at MWH Treatment, embedding 4D, digital rehearsals and digital operational tools, across six water frameworks across the UK. Delivering impactful change and adoption of digitally innovative tools across 300 live operational projects nationwide

Can you describe a typical day?

There is absolutely no typical day for me, I am the master of juggling many things but do so because I am passionate about what I do.

My diary varies considerably, I can be building 4D models and facilitating Digital Rehearsals on live projects hosting Water Sector events for BIM4Water on key topics like data ontologies and interoperability,  digital skills and resource shortages, or supporting cross organisational operational activities, drafting award submission and writing publications for media to presenting on international webinars or industry events like Digital Construction Week.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

I don’t believe we require a day of recognition, what we need is to create frameworks that are more tailored to the insights of females. And we need to elevate and support other females in the construction sector to promote a diverse workforce. And stand strong in developing an inclusive considerate culture and diversity mindset in the organisation.

What women inspire or have inspired you in your life?

I come from a family of strong-minded women who I have always looked up to; my Aunties’ roles have varied from Chemists, Mid Wives, and Solicitors.  My cousin and I followed in those steps being a Lawyer and even the friends I keep whether they are Planners, in Navigation Law, or Global BIM managers,  are all women who have not accepted the traditional job roles and are pushing the norm.

How can we work toward embracing equity in our industry?

Stop seeing any gender, it’s the right person for the role.

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

They saw me as a person that was competent and capable of doing what needed doing.

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.