Flexible Working Post Lockdown - The Potential for Covid-19 to Create a More Equal Workplace

Systematic analysis of the barriers to full participation of women in the workplace highlight the lack of flexible options as a key stumbling block. And the undervaluing of part-time contributions is a big factor in the gender pay gap, limiting women’s access to pay and promotion. Lockdown due to Covid-19 has rapidly transformed the workplace for many people such that working from home has become a reality for all those able to do so. All of a sudden huge proportions of the workforce are working flexibly. This provides us with an opportunity to make the case for flexible work, to change opinions and to challenge assumptions.

Webinar Outline:

This webinar will offer a systematic view of workplace inequalities faced by women, particularly within male-dominated sectors. Using this analysis we will discuss why the current crisis has such potential to re-write the rules and level the playing field.

Who is this Webinar perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in a systematic view of workplace inequality
  • Managers responsible for leading teams
  • EDI sponsors within the organisation
  • Leaders in organisations aiming to improve diversity


Date: Thursday 9 July

Time: 13:30 – 14:30 BST

Presented By

Manon Bradley

Development Director @ Major Projects Assocation

Manon is the Development Director of the Major Projects Association ensuring the day to day delivery of the Association.  She has specific responsibility for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiative which aims to support members to improve the diversity and inclusion within their major projects. In this capacity she Chairs the Infrastructure Client Group Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group.

As a competitive drug-free power-lifter Manon is used to being in male-dominated environments such as infrastructure. In the 15 years that she has been competing she has won 13 World Championships, 9 European Championships and held 7 World Records and a host of British titles and records.  She currently holds 4 British records, 2 European records and 2 World records.  In 2019 she was awarded Oxfordshire Sportswoman of the year in recognition of her hard work.

She is a keen writer and a practiced speaker and Chair.  She has written on topics close to her heart in a number of online publications including “Infrastructure Intelligence”, “The Guardian” and in online publications as well as via her own blog “Passionate about Powerlifting” and she has contributed to a number of events as speaker and Chair including the Women in Construction Summit 2018; the 2018 Oxford Literary Festival; All Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure panel on The Feminist City (July 2018).