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Speakers from UKCES and UCL at Successfully Integrating Women into STEM Forum

Hear from UKCES and UCL on integrating women into STEM
When Sep 29, 2015
from 08:45 AM to 04:10 PM
Where Royal College of Surgeons, Central London
Contact Name
Contact Phone 0203 770 6580
Attendees Delegates who will have an interest in this forum will include vice chancellors, associate and executive deans, professors, heads of knowledge transfer, heads of equality, widening participation managers, heads of STEM, STEM programme managers and coordinators, and will be drawn from central government departments, academia, research councils, local authorities, schools and the private sector.
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Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but only about a fifth of those work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries. Without enough young people and women entering the STEM workforce, the Government risks failing to meet its objectives to drive economic growth.

With the in mind, Inside Government have organised an interactive forum on Successfully Integrating Women In To STEM that takes place on Tuesday 29th September 2015. We would like to invite a delegate from University of Cambridge to examine best practice case studies, and hear from expert speakers to explore initiatives to enhance the pool of talent in STEM.

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
Providing Funding to Tackle Gender Imbalances in STEM

  • Providing funding to increase the number of females trained in STEM: Using the Employers Investment Fund as a tool
  • Supporting women in STEM careers: Providing grants towards the cost of training and upskilling the current workforce
  • Carrying out training and mentoring programmes to reduce pay gap in STEM careers: Utilising the £2 million government funding
  • Supporting collaborations between employers and universities to strengthen the talent pipeline

University College London (UCL)
Committing To Overcoming the Challenges Women Face in STEM: Adopting the Athena SWAN Charter

  • Discussing the principles of the Athena SWAN charter and how it is implemented
  • Changing cultures and attitudes across higher education organisations: What are the challenges?
  • UCL’s experience: Sharing the success and analysing the benefits if the Athena SWAN charter at the University
  • Making a measurable difference: Examining the effectiveness of the charter in advancing women’s careers in STEM

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All Speakers Confirmed

Kings College London: Professor Evelyn Welch, Vice-Principal Arts & Sciences
 – Chair’s Welcome Address

Department for Education (DfE): Vanessa Pittard, Assistant Director Curriculum and Standards
 – Morning Keynote: Laying the Foundations – Encouraging Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in School

WISE: Helen Wollaston, Director
 – Special Keynote: Building the Pipeline of Female Talent in STEM

UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES): Lesley Giles, Deputy Director
 – Providing Funding to Tackle Gender Imbalances in STEM

Institute of Physics, and Dep. for Business, Innovation & Skills Expert Group for Women in STEM: Peter Main, Director, Education & Science
 – Case Study: Tackling Myths and Prejudice in the Classroom – Closing the Gender Gap in Schools

The Royal Society: Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Chair, Diversity Programme Steering Group
 – Working in Partnerships to Increasing Diversity in the Scientific Workforce

Core Maths Support Programme, and Warwick University IER: Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Chair
 – Afternoon Keynote: Tackling Gender Imbalances in STEM through Supporting Students to Continue their STEM Education

Science Council: Nicola Hannam, Director of Development
 – Supporting Women into STEM: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

University of East London (UEL): Dr Mary Linington, Athena SWAN Director
 – Case Study: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in STEM

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA): Professor Elizabeth Mansfield, Professor of Mathematics
 – Leading the Way for Women in STEM – The Role of Higher Education

University College London (UCL): Harriet Jones, Policy Adviser for Athena SWAN and women in SET
 – Committing To Overcoming the Challenges Women Face in STEM: Adopting the Athena SWAN Charter

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