Tuesday 31st January 2023
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge Hotel
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
Tea, Coffee & Pastries
Session 1 (Opening Plenary) – D&I Leadership Panel – State of the Union
Role Models in STEM and Inspiring Young People – Alexandra Knight, Stemazing
Join us for this interactive talk on the importance of visible role models in STEM, why this engagement needs to start as young as possible and what we can all do to make a difference. Alex will present the work STEMAZING, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, is doing to empower women in STEM to be more confident, visible role models and inspire Primary School children with STEM. Discover how you can get involved and gain inspiration for your future STEM outreach initiatives.
Engineering Inspiration: Case Study on Overcoming Stereotypes of Who Can Be an Engineer – Kevin Stenson, Chief Executive, Smallpiece Trust
Alongside Creative Access, Equal Engineers, and WES, The Smallpeice Trust is part of McLaren Racing Engage, a strategic alliance of collaborative initiatives to diversify talent in motorsport. The Trust’s role is to inspire, inform and influence students from secondary schools in McLaren’s community that meet EngineeringUK’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion criteria; namely the proportion of students that are eligible for Free School Meals, and the proportion of ethnic minority students. This case study features McLaren Extreme E’s visit, together with McLaren’s first female racing driver, to a school where students thought “McLaren will never come to my school”.
Session 2: Representation & Accessibility
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- XXX ReciteMe
- John Bradbury, Operations Director, InterEngineering
- Mara Makoni, AFBE-UK
Communication Skills Workshop – Making an Impact! – Wayne Hutt,
In this workshop, participants will explore the power of verbal communication. In particular, the potency of impactful storytelling!
Participants will experience the benefits of stepping out of their respective “comfort zones”. This short, sharp, high energy session, is designed to be fun, interactive, and ultimately develop participants knowledge, skills, and confidence, on the subject of impactful verbal communication.
Session 3: Inclusive Leadership: Creating Inclusive Cultures
Closing remarks & conference close