As we enter women’s month, discussions around gender inclusivity in the workplace will undoubtedly become more prevalent. Given the extent to which women are still marginalised in society, and are in short supply in civil engineering (particularly at more senior levels), this is certainly an important discussion. However, creating inclusive work environments goes well beyond the narrow distinctions of gender or even race. The buzzwords “diversity” and “inclusion” are thrown around with increasing frequency. What do these words actually mean?