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Engineering diversity and inclusion

Delivering Equality in the STEM Workplace

7 - 8 November 2019 | GoGlasgow Urban Hotel, Glasgow

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Views and comments

We caught up with some of the conference speakers to find out what they think about some key Diversity and Inclusion issues.

Yetunde Adediran  

“Higher employee morale indicates an inclusive environment and valuing everyone, because employees are more likely to be better off with their work.”

Yetunde Adediran, IET, Founder and Computer Scientist, Oxford Alumni, OpenVirtualSTEM

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Lynne Cadenhead  

“For too often and for too long, gender equality has been the business of women. This needs to change. Transforming equality and diversity in business will be achieved better and faster by men and women working together in partnership”

Professor Lynne Cadenhead, Visiting Professor in Governance and Enterprise, Edinburgh Napier University and Chair, Women's Enterprise Scotland.

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Ollie Folayan  

“Companies have a responsibility to ensure that they make talent visible within their companies, regardless of background. “

Ollie Folayan, Chair, AFBE-UK Scotland

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Yasmeen Hussain

"Consider a less prescriptive approach to talent acquisition"

Yasmeen Hussain, Education Enhancement Team, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

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Douglas Morrison

"Realising a more diverse workforce will be reliant upon a collective and coordinated effort to present an alternative view of engineering careers"

Douglas Morrison, Associate Director of Innovation and STEM at City of Glasgow College and Director of the Scottish Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange

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Penny Morton  

“All children need to be aware that engineering is a role that one day they could pursue.”

Penny Morton, President, FemEng

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Aileen O'Hagan  

“A survey found that 62% of people felt they had to be different to who they were to fit into a workplace”

Aileen O’Hagan, Industry Recruitment Coordinator, Equate Scotland

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Mamta Singhal  

“Not having a diverse workforce will allow your competition to take hold”

Mamta Singhal, Product Design Engineer, Former IET Young Women Engineer of the Year Winner, IET Volunteer

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Lorna Bennet  

“People who have progressed through unconventional routes or other industries will have different experiences and knowledge that may bring a new way of approaching design challenges.”

Lorna Bennet, Mechanical Design Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

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Alan Cameron  

“We need to recruit enough engineers and technicians from a diverse background in the first instance in order to be able to let young people up and down the country meet or see appropriate role models who match a wide variety of backgrounds.”

Sergeant Alan Cameron, Specialist Engagement Team Scotland and Northern Ireland, RAF

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Day One Pass (7 November)

  • £99

Day Two Pass (8 November)

  • £99

Combined Two Day Pass (7 and 8 November) 10% Discount

  • £178.20