Engineering is changing beyond recognition and it is a positive change that will see engineering roles diversify. But that message is only now starting to reach young women in a meaningful way.
SOE is hosting Women in Engineering panel discussion chaired by journalist and presenter Cathy Newman, on November 12 to further explore how is that narrative being changed and what else can be done to further increase the number of women in the UK’s engineering workforce. The event will be held in Cathedral View, 2 minutes’ walk from Victoria tube station.
The key discussion topics will be:
- The role of schools in promoting positive messages about modern, cutting-edge engineering & career opportunities within engineering related sectors.
- The business case for a diverse workforce, promoting a culture of inclusion.
- The need for rebranding engineering careers and correcting the misconceptions.
Ann Watson - Chief Executive of Semta
Sir John Parker GBE FREng HonFIES HonFIET - SOE Patron
Amanda Foster CEng FSOE FIRTE - SOE Trustee Board Member and Lead for Women in Engineering
Pauline Dawes - CEO, Founder of SOMI Trailers and Winner of 2017 UK Women in Innovation Award
Nada Issa - Senior Mechanical Engineer at Chapmanbdsp
Pamela Wilson CEng MIET - Engineering Manager at BAE Systems
Polly Williams - Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Royal Academy of Engineering
Dani Rathke - PCV Engineer and irtec Assessor
11:30 – Lunch and networking
12:00 – Panel discussion begins
13:45 – Q&A
14:15 – Event closes
Book your place now for this free event as spaces are limited.