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Menopause awareness

Event organised by ICE

Date
05 June 2024
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Overview

This webinar will help you delve deeper into understanding menopause and the importance of support and empathy in the workplace. We will be discussing some key information around menopause and mental health, and their impact in an office environment. 

Andrew Linfoot and Kathleen Harrison from Jacobs will be delivering this session, encouraging a safe discussion around this topic. 

Speakers

Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen Harrison

Jacobs

Contract Director

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Kathleen Harrison

Kathleen is a contract director at Jacobs, responsible for the delivery of Local Government contracts in North West England. A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, she champions gender equality and diversity in project delivery across the UK, while also promoting inclusion throughout the company, ICE and wider construction industry.

Recognising the particular challenges in the construction industry, she co-founded the North West Equality (now Fairness Inclusion and Respect) group to celebrate the inaugural National Women in Engineering Day in 2014. Kathleen set up a chapter of Jacobs Women’s Network (JWN) in the Salford office in 2015, hosting events to support and promote women in the industry, and was on the UK&I Regional Committee for 4 years, being Chair in 2018/19.  

She has been the ICE and Jacobs representative on the Building Equality (BE) Greater Manchester committee since its launch in 2017, and was co-chair from 2022-2024 arranging fundraising and networking events and outreach days at Manchester, Sparkle and Salford Prides for several years.

Andrew Linfoot

Andrew Linfoot

Jacobs

Director for Landscape Architecture

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Andrew Linfoot

Andrew is director for Landscape Architecture at Jacobs. He specialises in the landscape and environmental design of large-scale infrastructure projects. He is able to think across the disciplines, understanding the inter-relationships and the need for a comprehensive and collaborative approach to developing successful inclusive and sustainable solutions. He is an advocate for Jacobs ‘Fearless Streets’ initiative which places the safety of women and girls at the forefront of thinking in the design of the public realm.

He is also the Jacobs Bristol office lead where he supports the Jacobs Employee Networks, including the Women’s Network.  

Last year he led an audit of the office in line with BS30416:2023 menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace which resulted in a number of changes, but more importantly raised the importance of the subject in the office and with managers.

For more information please contact:

Jessica McQuade