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Gender Parity in Engineering

Gender Parity in Engineering

Delivering gender equality in the STEM workplace

21 June 2019 | Birmingham Conference & Events Centre

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Friday 21 June 2019

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08:30

Registration and networking

09:00

Opening Remarks / Keynote Presentation

09:10

Panel Discussion One: STEM Pay Gap: Gender bias, transparency and consistency one year on

  • Assessing where we are with the pay gap in STEM one year on
  • The stark picture of inequality and how to rebalance it
  • Tackling the motherhood penalty

Panellists:
Hema Marshall, Executive Lead for Inclusion & Diversity, Cisco
Denise Neill
, Project Manager Non-Operated Ventures UK, Shell
Julie Feest
, Chief Executive, Engineering Development Trust
Stephanie Newman
, Turbine Blade Integrated Team Manager, Rolls-Royce

09:50

Panel Discussion Two: Doing things differently: how to change the way we attract, recruit and retain the next generation

  • Learnings from elsewhere: Practical examples to improve the gender balance from beyond STEM
  • Setting achievable targets as a sector and setting a clear pathway to success
  • The role of the Board in doing things differently within employers

Panellists:
Katherine Mathieson, CEO, British Science Association
Chloe Chambraud, Gender Equality Director, Business In The Community
David Jenkins
, Practice Director Engineering, Transportation and D&I Committee Member, Atkins
Cathy Travers
, Buildings and Infrastructure General Manager, Mott MacDonald

10:30

Morning Networking / Exhibition Visit

11:00

Interactive Workshops Options






A

Microinequalities: How to spot them and call them out - Dawn Bonfield MBE, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University, Towards Vision

B

What is an ally? - Gill Thomas, Serior Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering

C

Influencing the influencers - David Lakin, Head of Education 5-19, The IET

D

Achieving gender parity through positive action - Dr Sarah Chen, Council Member / Assistant Subject Matter Expert, Women's Engineering Society (WES) / EDF Energy

E

The engineering gender pay gap: causes and effectStephen Howse, Research Manager, WISE

12:30

Networking Lunch / Exhibition Visit

13:30

Interactive Workshops Options






F

Detailing a strategic approach to gender parity - Eva Fryc, Regional Network Lead; Aimee Welch, Business Partnership Manager, Leslie Whyte-Venables, Regional Network Lead, EngineeringUK / STEM Learning 

G

Equal Lives Report - how organisations can balance work and caring responsibilities - Savi Bhamra
Diversity Advisor - Workplace Inclusion and Wellbeing, Business in the Community

H

Creating gender balance in your organisation - from top down - Abigail Frost, UK Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager
Ffion Jones, Learning & Development Manager, WSP

I

Producing and updating your D&I plan - Alex Lawrence, Director, Ramboll

J

Creating family-friendly flexibility at the workplace - Heli Frosterus, Spectrum Policy Principal, Jill Faure, OFCOM

15:00

Afternoon Networking / Exhibition Visit

15:30

Interactive Workshops Options






K

Beyond leadership development: A systemic approach to address gender imbalance - Sue Gammons, Coaching Director, GlaxoSmithKline

L

Reverse mentoring and intersectionality - Richard Chapman-Harris, Head of Inclusion and Responsibility, and Sophie Lea, Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Mott MacDonald

M

Inspiring the next generation: Solutions to overcome current barriers - Lorna Bennet, Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

N

Changing the game in early years recruitment - Clara Wicks, Group Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Costain

O

Tackling sexual harassment in the workplace - Speaker TBA

17:00

Evening Networking Drinks Reception

18:30

Close of Event

 

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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Standard Rate from 1st June 2019 - £150.00

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