International Women’s Day – Lisa and Emily

To celebrate International Women’s Day, this week we’re celebrating the talented, driven, intelligent, and ambitious women in our team.

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, this week we’re celebrating the talented, driven, intelligent, and ambitious women in our team.

Get in touch

International Women’s Day – Lisa and Emily

 

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women all over the world. One day isn’t enough to recognise the successes, struggles, and transformative power of women.

To honour the talented, intelligent, and ambitious women in our team, we’ll be sharing throughout the week their thoughts on women working in geo-environmental engineering and how they feel about working for GGS.

Let’s start with Lisa and Emily.

Lisa Hathway GGS
Lisa Hathway – Regional Manager (Southern Office)

How does it feel to be a woman working in the environmental sector?
There are more women in the industry compared to when I started out over 25-years ago, but it’s still common for me to be the only woman on site. Women working in this industry, or any other field, are role models for the next generation and for those looking to transition their career. There’s nothing that a woman can’t do. I look forward to the day when we don’t need International Women’s Day, but I recognise that there are places and situations globally that our voices need to be heard to #BreakTheBias.

What’s your favourite memory while working for GGS?
I’m too new to GGS to answer this properly, but Stacey’s cakes on my second day stands out!

What do you like about working here?
I can’t over emphasise the ‘family’ feel to GGS. Everyone looks out for one another. Everyone’s wellbeing, opinions, and input are valued and rewarded. I couldn’t be happier working here because I know I can continue developing and growing.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?
If you’re a woman in an industry where you’re in the minority, then stand up, be seen and be heard. As International Women’s Day 2022 advocates, it’s imperative that we celebrate women’s achievements and be visible, while calling out inequality and that includes LGBTQI+. If you know me, you’ll know this is exactly what I do; so, don’t expect me to do any different any time soon!

 

Emily Callaghan – Graduate Geo-Environmental Specialist

How does it feel to be a woman working in the environmental sector?
I am proud to be a woman working in this industry. The women at GGS and other women in the environmental sector are such an inspiration to me. They remind me that women can follow any career path they want to and make a change in the world, even if you are the only woman working on a large construction site!

 

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What’s your favourite memory while working for GGS?
My favourite work memory at GGS would have to be the confined space training with my colleagues. I found it quite fun having to crawl through a confined space with obstacles. It was challenging but I enjoyed having to escape with our gas masks on when the gas alarm sounded and hoist each other out as a team!

What do you like about working here?
GGS is a wonderful company to work for. They really value and take care of their staff. We are all treated as equals and everyone is there to listen and help when you need it. GGS always make sure you feel safe and secure while you are working on site too.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?
We still need more women in male-dominated jobs and industries. By breaking stereotypes, providing equal access and empowering young women starting their careers, we can do this.

 

Look out for our next International Women’s Day story tomorrow.

 

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