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LIVE Q&A: Listening to understand: Does Everyone Feel Included?
25 February 2022 @ 12:30 - 13:15Free
How do you know whether everyone feels included in your organisation? Does everyone experience the work environment in the same way? What can you do to ensure all voices are heard?
The second of our 8 Inclusive Behaviours is Listening.
In this LIVE Q&A we look at the different ways in which Listening helps discover whether everyone feels valued and included in an organisation.
Our guest is Sana Wajid, Design Team Manager at Network Rail. Sana will share with us how she used a Listening exercise to find out about how women from ethnic minority backgrounds experienced their work environment. Sana will explain what prompted the need for the Listening exercise and how it was set up. Finally, Sana will share what she learned and what the impact was on her and her colleagues.
You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to use the power of listening to improve inclusion in your team.
Register to join and send any questions you may have for Sana in advance, or ask them LIVE at our session.
A recording of this session will be made available to everyone who registers.
Sana Wajid, CEng MICE CMgr MCMI FPWI , MPhil Structural (Warwick)
Design Team Manager – Network Rail
Sana grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, speaking Urdu as her first language and moved to England after graduating from N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology with Distinction. She was awarded the Warwick University Postgraduate Research Fellowship in 2006 and successfully achieved an MPhil in Structural Engineering. She is a Chartered Civil Engineer from Institute of Civil Engineers (MICE) and Fellow from Permanent Way Institute (FPWI).
Sana’s first engineering appointment after graduating was a Knowledge Transfer Project with Edinburgh Napier University and Simpson Strong-Tie developing a sustainable timber portal system for the house building market.
She has been in Network Rail for almost 10 years with great experiences in design and refurbishment of station assets including platform extensions, footbridges and buildings. Sana has expanded her asset management experience by joining the Safety, Technical and Engineering. Currently, she works as a Design Team Manager in NR Design Delivery team and I manage a team of Trackbed engineers.
NR is an excellent workplace with a very diverse workforce, gender diversity and equality. Outside of her work routine Sana is also involved in a lot of STEM Activities and work closely with other fellow colleagues to promote Women in Science and Engineering. She is the founder of scheme called “Bring Your Child to Work day” which was a huge success. Sana’s campaign last year “21 Inspirational Men Leaders 2021” reached thousands of people and have helped many young female engineers gain confidence to lead their way in Engineering especially Rail sector.