Promoting Women in STEM

30th March 2017

According to recent findings from The WISE campaign, women made up only 21% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce and represented only 8% of engineering professionals in the UK in 2016.

This shortage not only affects economic growth, it also contributes to gender pay gaps with less women working in high paying STEM roles. With this in mind, Inside Government will be holding ‘Promoting Women in Stem’, an interactive strategy discussion at the Hallam Conference Centre on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss successful initiatives and learn from best practice case studies that have been successful in widening the pool of talent and helping to maximise the contribution of women to STEM.

Speakers on the say include:

Benita Mehra, President, Women’s Engineering Society

Increasing Women in STEM Through Engagement and Outreach Work

* Winning the WISE Campaign Award 2015 for its launch of National Women in Engineering Day to highlight the work of women in industry

* Encouraging and promoting the education, study and application of engineering through the annual WES Student Conference, the Magnificent Women Outreach Project and supporting the creation of WES affiliated student groups at university

* Highlighting the importance of outreach work in communities to increase representation of women in STEM

* Raising awareness about careers in STEM for women from under-represented backgrounds through outreach work with schools

* Supporting women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders through MentorSet; a mentoring programme open to WES members and partner organisations

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