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Industry Led Ten Steps

Industry campaign to improve women’s retention and progression

The Ten Steps is an ambitious, industry-led campaign to ensure that women in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing have the same opportunities to progress in their career as their male counterparts. Unique in its focus on sectors where women are still very much in a minority. It has been signed by business leaders with a significant workforce in the UK.

Taken together, these actions represent a step-change for the sector. Some companies will already be doing some of what is on the list; few if any are doing all. The actions have all been identified for their potential to drive company performance; they are more than simply ‘good management practice’.

Commitment from those at the top is critical. This is not a women’s issue or a diversity issue – it is a business imperative. Having high profile companies on board is a great start – we are looking for others to follow their lead.

Get in touch with WISE CEO Helen Wollaston to discuss how you can support the campaign.

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Latest Ten Steps News

WISE CXO Breakfast meeting - Gender balance

On 12 June 2017, WISE and EY hosted an Executive level breakfast on Gender balance to reaffirm commitment, and share good practice between executives in large corporate organisations.

Trudy Norris-Grey, WISE’s Chair opened the discussion, while Steve Varley, Chairman and Managing Partner of EY, shared his insights on setting the “tone at the top”, and the path that EY took to increase the proportion of women partners. Chris Stylianou, COO of Sky, presented Sky’s initiatives to support women’s success and path to the top.

The Ten Steps framework supports companies in addressing gender imbalance. Following the event, WISE mapped the tools and initiatives discussed in the meeting against this framework to allow its members to learn from other experiences.

The breakfast meeting discussion ended with participants agreeing to work together with WISE towards gender balance within their organisations and encourage others to play their part.

Ten Steps Signatories and Endorsements

Airbus Group
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BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Bam Nuttall
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British Sugar
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Highways England
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Jaguar Land Rover
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Network Rail
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Tony Gee
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WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
  1. Airbus Group UK - Paul Khan, President
  2. Alstom - Nick Crossfield, President & CEO
  3. Altran - Mike Simms, UK Chief Executive
  4. Amey - Andy Milner, Chief Executive
  5. Atkins - Uwe Krueger, Chief Executive
  6. AVEVA - James Kidd, Chief Executive Officer
  7. AWE - Iain Coucher, Managing Director
  8. Babcock - Archie Bethel, Chief Executive
  9. BAE Systems - Ian King, Chief Executive
  10. Balfour Beatty - Leo Quinn, Chief Executive
  11. BAM Nuttall - Steve Fox, Chief Executive
  12. BBC Digital - Ralph Rivera, Director, Digital
  13. Bechtel - Toby Seay, President, Infrastructure
  14. Black & Veatch Ltd - Scott Aitken, Managing Director
  15. BMT - Muir Macdonald, Managing Director
  16. British Sugar - Mark Carr, Chief Executive
  17. Buro Happold - Roger Nickells, Chief Executive Officer
  18. Capgemini - Christine Hodgson, Chairman
  19. Card Geotechnics Limited - Nick Langdon, Chief Executive
  20. CH2M - Mark Thurston, European Managing Director
  21. Coop Digital - Catherine Brien, Data Science Director
  22. Costain Group PLC - Andrew Wyllie CBE, Chief Executive
  23. Dwr Cymru Welsh Water - Chris Jones, Chief Executive
  24. Fluor - Mr. Ashley Rees, Vice President & General Manager of Fluor UK
  25. GHD Consulting & Civil Engineering – Mark Ingram, Managing Director
  26. Graham Construction - Alan Bill, Managing Director
  27. Highways England - Graham Dalton, former Chief Executive
  28. Hilti - Gareth Lewis, General Manager Northern Europe
  29. HS2 - Simon Kirby, Chief Executive Officer
  30. Jacobs - Pete Lutwyche, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Jacobs Aerospace and Technology
  31. Jaguar Land Rover - Bob Joyce, Director Product Creation and Delivery
  32. Jardine Motors Group - Neil Williamson, CEO
  33. Kier - Haydn Mursell, Chief Executive
  34. Mace - Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive
  35. Max Fordham LLP - Colin Hamilton, Chair of the Management Group
  36. Mott MacDonald - Mike Haigh, EUNA Managing Director
  37. Network Rail - Mark Carne, Chief Executive
  38. Nissan - Colin Lawther, Senior Vice President
  39. Northumbrian Water - Heidi Mottram, Chief Executive
  40. Nuclear AMRC - Andrew Storer, Chief Executive Officer
  41. PWC - Ian Powell, Chairman
  42. Ramboll - Mathew Riley, Managing Director
  43. Rolls-Royce plc - Ian Davis, Chairman
  44. Shell UK Ltd - Erik Bonino, Chairman
  45. Siemens - Juergen Maier, Chief Executive
  46. Sir Robert McAlpine - Gavin McAlpine, Executive Chairman
  47. Sky - Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive
  48. Sweco UK Ltd - Max Joy, Managing Director
  49. Thales UK - Victor Chavez, Chief Executive
  50. Thames Tideway - Andy Mitchell, Chief Executive
  51. Tony Gee and partners LLP - Chris Young, Executive Director
  52. Transport for London - Mike Brown, Commissioner
  53. Travelport - Simon Gros, Chief of Staff
  54. VolkerWessels UK - Alan Robertson, CEO
  55. Waters - Brian W. Smith, VP Mass Spectrometry Instrument Technology
  56. Westfield - Peter Miller, Chief Operating Officer
  57. Wood - Clive White, President Clean Energy Europe
  58. WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff - Mark Naysmith, UK Chief Operating Officer

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