8 March 2022

Kneip celebrates International Women’s Day 2022

Today Kneip is celebrating International Women’s Day, to raise awareness against gender bias and collectively #BreakTheBias

As part of this year’s celebrations, we are delighted to welcome Professor Ghada Hashem Talhami as a guest speaker at an internal talk on the status of women in the Arab world following the Arab spring.

Professor Talhami is the D. K. Pearsons Professor of Politics, emerita, at Lake Forest College, Chicago. She was born in Amman, Jordan, to Palestinian parents and was educated in Jordan, Great Britain, and the US. She is the author of many articles and seven books, among which The Mobilization of Muslim Women in Egypt, Dictionary of Women in the Middle East and North Africa, and American Presidents and Jerusalem. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Syria and taught in Tunisia, Syria, Chicago’s School of the Art Institute, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She serves on several editorial boards of academic journals.

Society is diverse: we wish to reflect society

At Kneip we recognise the importance of gender diversity in the workplace, and we are very proud to employ successful women and men across all roles and levels of our organisation, compiling of 45% women and 55% men. In 2022 we renewed our commitment to foster a progressive corporate culture within Kneip and our wider community. As a socially responsible company, we commit to managing the social, environmental and economic effects of our business responsibly.

Kneip’s Impact and Sustainability programme, driven by our Executive Leadership Team, is focused on five core initiatives in key areas such as cultural diversity and mental health. As an industry leader, we also want to be more deliberate in driving change and encouraging diversity and inclusion within our community by facilitating and participating in conversations that challenge gender bias and inequality in our industry.

You can read about some of our recent involvement here: kneip.alchemy.construction/diversity

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