The Academy's work with employers is directed through its Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group (DILG) chaired by Allan Cook CBE FREng D.Sc. The Academy brings together over 60 employers and employer-led organisations for collaborative work and sharing of effective approaches to the inclusion challenges faced by the engineering sector.
The DILG is a strategic-level steering group, responsible for setting overall direction and reviewing progress. Multiple action groups are convened to deliver outputs within a limited timeframe against agreed areas such as procurement and inclusive recruitment, for dissemination and adoption across the engineering profession. In addition, a collective forum is held annually to bringing employers, professional engineering institutions and other stakeholders to showcase achievements, disseminate outputs, debate future challenges and maintain community-wide engagement.
What's it like? LGBT in engineering video series
The Royal Academy of Engineering, InterEngineering and Mott MacDonald launched a new series of online videos profiling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers as part of LGBT History Month in 2017.
As part of the month, the ‘What’s it like?’ video series is designed to inspire prospective engineers who are LGBT, as well as existing engineers who may wish to come out or transition at work. It features twenty successful LGBT role models working in a wide variety of engineering settings, from design studios to the British Army.
LGBT in engineering video profiles
Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit (full version)
This toolkit is designed around recognised diversity and inclusion themes with a focus on seventeen case studies from engineering organisations aiming to increase diversity and inclusion. It contains diversity statistics, a business case for diversity and inclusion in engineering, tools from Pearn Kandola, guidance on specific initiatives, useful resources and sources of information. It is an output from the Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity Leadership Group (DLG).
Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit (5.67 MB)
Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit (summary)
Increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering – a case study toolkit (summary) (2.08 MB)
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit (interactive)
Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit
Diversity and inclusion in engineering survey report 2015
This report is based on two diversity and inclusion (D&I) survey exercises, one with 26 members of the Academy Diversity Leadership Group (DLG) and one with 25 corporate members of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT). It covers the extent of D&I work across both groups, and provides a baseline against which to measure progress. The report addresses prioritising action, challenges to progress, action to embed D&I, communication, monitoring and measuring, workforce composition, making a difference, making progress and the role of the DLG and CIHT. It also highlights trends, similarities and differences between the extent of DLG and CIHT D&I work.
Diversity and inclusion in engineering survey report 2015 (1.57 MB)