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Women’s Day 2023

Hamira Hanif

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

Senior Subcontract Buyer – Involves negotiating terms and conditions for multiple subcontractors across the framework, alongside taking a procurement lead across several projects.

Can you describe a typical day?

A typical day is never the same! It can involve attending multiple meetings, undertaking market research for strategy, supplier negotiations, and a site visit here and there.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

Celebrating women and their achievements, in the hopes that this will encourage most of us to get out there and keep going! Also reminding us of how much work we have left towards equality in society.

What women inspire or have inspired you in your life?

Far too many to list! So many women have inspired me throughout my life so far! The one that stands out the most is Anna (my manager many years ago) she helped shape me for the real world!

How can we work toward embracing equity in our industry?

The industry is working hard but not hard enough. It’s not just about numbers, to me, it’s about our contributions, recognition and presence.

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

Absolutely! Personally and professionally I have been privileged to have been surrounded by women who have recognised not only me but the impact of my work and the value I add.

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.