AECOM sustainability manager Lucy Bradbury has been shortlisted as a Top 10 Inspirational Leader by the British LGBT Awards 2021, recognising her work to promote equality, diversity and inclusion at AECOM and as co-chair of the Building Equality Greater Manchester network.
One of the UK’s most publicised LGBTQ+ events, the British LGBT Awards celebrates the achievements of campaigners, celebrities and personalities who work to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
Bradbury is part of AECOM’s LGBTQ+ network and has led a number of initiatives for the company over the past year, including AECOM’s participation at virtual Pride events, online yoga sessions for the LGBTQ+ community during Mental Health Awareness Week and co-ordinating donations for LGBTQ+ youth charity The Proud Trust.
She is also co-chair of the Building Equality Greater Manchester network, which supports LGBTQ+ inclusion in the construction industry. After winning the Building Equality Rising Star award in 2020, she was appointed co-chair of the network in Greater Manchester following just one year as a member. In this role, she helps drive engagement across the industry, encouraging construction and engineering organisations to join the network.
On being named a Top 10 Inspirational Leader, Bradbury said: “Working in an industry that hasn’t historically had many diverse visible role models, I decided to be the change I wanted to see as a queer woman in construction. AECOM’s commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture enables our LGBTQ+ initiatives to thrive.
“I’m honoured to be recognised by the prestigious LGBT Awards for my work to promote inclusion at AECOM and my involvement with Building Equality. I remain passionate about advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion within the built environment sector.”
The winner of the Inspirational Leader category will be announced at the LGBT awards event later this year.