In this episode of the Federation of Piling Specialists Podcast, Chair of the FPS Steve Hadley is joined by Jyoti Sehdev (Chartered Engineer and Group Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Costain), Richard Totty (Senior Design Engineer at Bachy Soletanche and Ambassador for Stonewall) and Fiona Connor (Lead Project Geologist at Applied Geology and InterEngineering’s representative at the Ground Forum) to discuss what it's like to be LGBT+ and working within the construction industry.
The conversation covers issues that LGBT+ people face such as the challenges of coming out at work and the prejudice that people can encounter whilst going about their day-to-day job. They also talk about the support that they've had, how LGBT+ allies within the workplace can really make a difference, and what we can all do to help make construction a more diverse and inclusive industry.
Finally, we have some exciting news to share - this is the last episode of The FPS Podcast as we move on to bigger and better things. Moving forward, we will be teaming up with the Ground Forum and Ground Engineering Magazine for a new podcast called Breaking Ground, with the aim of reaching even more people. We will continue to use this channel, so there's no need to search for something new - however, if you haven't done so yet, please subscribe to this podcast now so that you never miss an episode.