Berg Engineering marked International Women’s Day today with a morning tea and BBQ event (March 9) across its sites.
Berg Engineering supports equality and diversity in the workplace. This includes but is not limited to our commitment to women in non-traditional trade roles within the business. Berg’s support staff (administration, technical, estimating, scheduling, and management team) is made up of 21% women.
General Manager of Operations Mr Shannon Jansen said one of the key priorities of the company’s Equity and Diversity plan was to improve the proportion of female staff in senior roles and improve the gender balance in engineering at all levels.
“Berg has created flexible working conditions and removed barriers that prevent staff from reaching their full potential,’’ said Mr Jansen.
“I am honoured to be part of an organisation that has an ongoing commitment to a fair and equitable workplace that supports all staff, irrespective of gender, age, culture, sexual preference or disability.”
International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history and the world. The theme for this year is #breakthebias – which spotlights the individual and collective biases against women that fuel gender inequality.
“While we have come quite a way, we also know that progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then in 2019, they estimated that a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress meant the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.
“At Berg, we have many wonderful women who contribute in all kinds of ways. It is important to celebrate their achievements but also to reflect on how much further we have to go.”