International Women’s Day 2024: RLB committed to inspiring inclusion

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Andrew Reynolds


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The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 (IWD2024) is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. At RLB, our goal is to do exactly that and help build a gender equal world.

We passionately believe that RLB should be an environment where everyone can be themselves, feel valued for their contribution, and be challenged, supported and inspired to reach their full potential. This is why progressive diversity and inclusion strategies are embedded in every part of the business.

UN Women’s theme for IWD2024 is ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’ and we recognise that investing in our people is also key to achieving gender equality in the workplace.

RLB is committed to providing all colleagues with ongoing personal and professional development and training, and attracting and retaining female talent through equitable and family-friendly policies.

We are working to close the gender pay gap and increasing the proportion of women in our workforce, particularly within senior positions. Currently, our global workforce has a male/female ratio of 62.5%/37.5% across all roles.

We are playing our part in overcoming the gender bias inherent in construction through educational outreach programmes designed to encourage more women and girls to study STEM subjects and seek careers in the industry.

Investing in women is a moral imperative for us all. We cannot build fairer, more sustainable and prosperous societies without gender equality.

Besides being a call to action, which RLB wholeheartedly supports, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women.

Please read the stories which highlight the success of some of the inspirational women who work for us:

Vuyolwethu Badi, Director, Pretoria
Bianca Christensen, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Melbourne
Heather Evans, Partner, National Head of Sustainability, United Kingdom
Erin Kirihara, Executive Vice President, Honolulu
Rowena Maggacis, Associate, Brisbane
Elouise Pienaar, Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Auckland
Alyaa Al Wahab, Head of Project Management, UAE & Qatar
Esther Wong, Associate Director, Auckland
Suzanne Yip, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Hong Kong