Shortlisted for the WISE Influence Award 2015
12 November 2015
Sue Kershaw, Director of Rail, Europe, at CH2M
Sue trained as a civil engineer and was the only woman on site in her first job. Having worked worldwide in the rail and construction industries for over 25 years, Sue has a real passion for change and understands the need to promote a diverse STEM workforce. At CH2M, Sue promoted diversity within rail through the organisation’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion month, which is now being rolled out across the business.
At the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sue used her speech to challenge the President to promise to double the number of female fellows during his time in office. She is a member of various external construction and project management groups, examining how engineering can be made more attractive to women. Sue says: “There is room to consolidate the number of organisations that are actively participating in the diversity debate. One loud strong voice has a much stronger impact than many soft ones.”