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Mairi Dean

Mairi co-founded and chairs FAIR (Fairness, Awareness, Inclusion, Respect), which aims to promote intersectional dialogue, understanding and action at Buro Happold. FAIR leverages the voices and achievements of women and minority groups in the business, launched a bookclub to promote broader engagement on issues faced internally and externally, and acts as a sounding board for HR and leadership on inclusion strategy. This year, Mairi and her team expanded FAIR across Buro Happold’s UK offices and are in discussion with colleagues setting up FAIR in Europe and the Middle East. Mairi is also a co-lead on a WomEng collaboration, where she develops STEM workshops for girls and trains colleagues to become WomEng Ambassadors. The team reached over 200 students this year and aim to reach 400 by December. Mairi’s team developed an online workshop to be delivered during lockdown, and engages with parents and teachers to encourage girls into STEM.