Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion mini-conference in association with WISE*

What’s happening? Challenges and opportunities from school to boardroom


1100-1200 Session 1: Schools: My Skills App and Role Models by Women in Science and Engineering + The Flying Challenge – Ablaze and Airbus

1200-1300 Session 2: Universities and Colleges: What it means to be BAME in STEM and what it means to be an Ally – University of Bristol Lara Lalemi and Fred

1300-1330 Break

1330-1430 Session 3: Industry and entry: Women Like Me and mentoring Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers, Senior Lecturer – Science Communication Unit and Engineering Design and Mathematics 

+ Frank Water – safe water charity – From networks in UK to Engineers without Borders + RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution An historical network of volunteers + designing and engineering lifeboats 

1430-1530 Session 4: Senior Management and Boardrooms: The Women’s Tech Hub Networks and Stories – a community and connector – Helen Farmer/ Serrie Chapman + UWE – Women’s Networks in STEM Dr. Vanda Papafilippou’s Research + Reflection Session Helen Farmer

Who is it for?

People working in, or interested in, inclusion/ gender equality/ diversity in Bristol, Bath and the South West i.e. Professional Bodies, networks, CEOs, HR Directors, Gender network leaders, chairs, advisory board members and D&I leads + Engineers, Scientists, Technologists, Mathematicians.

UWE – Dr Vanda Papafilippou, Senior Lecturer in HRM, Academic Assoc CIPD, sharing brand new research: What is the impact of women’s networks on the career identity of female engineers?

WISE – sharing latest campaign work

Women’s Tech Hub and VoicebyVolume – Helen Farmer, SROI Social Value Practitioner, Inclusion and Impact Consultant, hosting the event and sharing Women’s Tech Hub and Allies work

Plus loads of other great people doing inspirational stuff on inclusion across sectors, to be announced as soon as we’ve sorted it! :

Get in touch for support and sponsorship opportunities susie@wthub.org

Am I right for this?

There is no right or wrong – this is for you if:

  • You care and you’re interested in voices and choices who may be missing from leadership/ the media/ tech companies
  • You want to be part of a Women and Allies event to accelerate and explore inclusion. 


WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

If you want more women in science, technology, engineering, manufacturing, construction – from the classroom to the boardroom and at all stages in between
– WISE is here to help.

Whether you are a business, employer, research institution, professional body, education or training provider or simply an individual wanting to join like-minded people with the energy and commitment to bring about positive change – you have come to the right place.

Our long term vision

For gender balance in STEM, from the classroom to the boardroom.

Our short-term goal

One million women working in core STEM occupations by 2020.