STEM the Gap

27th June 2019

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

Changing the Perception of Engineering

The STEM the Gap Conference will be hosted at the MTC, in celebration of the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and WES CEO, Elizabeth Donnelly, will be one of the speakers.

The day will consist of talks, interactive workshops and panel discussions, addressing diversity and inclusion within the engineering community, bridging the gap in STEM at schools, how STEM in perceived through the media, and the career and family balance through discussions about shared parental leave and working parents. Breakfast will be provided in the morning to give the opportunity for everyone to network with high profile speakers and attendees. There will also be the opportunity to visit the MTC facilities and its state-of-the-art workshop.

If you would like to suggest topics to be discussed in workshops and panels, please do not hesitate to contact

The Tilly Shilling Initiative is a group of engineering professionals at the Manufacturing Technology Centre aiming to promote diversity and inclusivity in Engineering. This event is part of a wider talk series being run by The Tilly Shilling Initiative, where we have already welcomes speakers such as: Baroness Karren Brady, positive mindset coach Holly Matthews, lawyer and academic Katie Broomfield and Alice White of Wellcome Collection to discuss the Wikipedia ‘Women in Red’ programme. 

Register here.

This event is free to attend, but registration is essential.