Aneeka Barmi, Section Engineer, Skanska-Costain
My name is Aneeka and I am a Section Engineer for Skanska, one of the country’s biggest construction companies. I have been lucky enough to help deliver major infrastructure projects such as the A14 Improvement Scheme and HS2.
I started my career in the construction industry seven years ago. I absolutely loved it, but it’s also fair to say there were some challenges! By championing STEM and solving gender diversity issues on a regular basis (alongside many other inspirational women!), I feel like I have been able to contribute to an exciting shift in perception and operation of the industry.
It’s a real honour to be shortlisted as a finalist by WISE. They have been a source of both inspiration and support to me over the years, especially when I started out and visible females in STEM were even less common. I have also had the pleasure of delivering their ‘People Like Me’ STEM activity to secondary school girls with great results.