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INWED22 ICE Bristol City Club - Panel discussion

Event organised by ICE

Date
23 June 2022
Time
12:30 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

Engineering has benefited from a growing number of female engineers within the industry, but this still makes up just 23.5% of graduate positions and only 9% of the managerial positions.

These figures are even lower for women of colour, making up only 2% of the profession despite government backed initiatives in recent years.

To celebrate this day, we have brought together 5 panellists to discuss their thoughts and ideas for how we can work towards gender parity within the industry. The theme of this year's International Women in Engineering Day is 'Innovators and Inventors.'

In the spirit of this, we will be discussing the ways innovation and invention can be used attract and retain more women as well as the 'Innovators and Inventors’ who have inspired them #ImagineTheFuture'.

Speakers

Ilham Said

Ilham Said

E2E

ceo and founder

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Ilham Said

Ilham is CEO and founder of E2E an EdTech platform that is building the largest community of STEM students from university and connecting them with industry.

She is an aerospace engineer by discipline and entrepreneur by opportunity. She has received multiple awards throughout her studies including Engineering Leaders Scholar at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Founders of the Future Fellowship, Mckinsey Women Achievement Award 2020, Finalist of Top 50: Women in Engineering, and Regional winner of the F Factor founders of the future start-up competition.

Rachel Kirkwood

Rachel Kirkwood

Stantec

social impact and engagement consultant

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Rachel Kirkwood

A Social Impact and Engagement Consultant, working to add social value and improve outcomes for our communities. Through her work she is able to engage with and work for communities to deliver innovative designs that improve social, economic and environmental outcomes for everyone.

She is passionate about schools outreach & engagement and have worked extensively with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds and ages.

I have created and delivered a number of activities from careers talks and sustainability workshops to 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring.

Dr Laura Hobbs

Dr Laura Hobbs

UWE Bristol

senior research fellow in science communication

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Dr Laura Hobbs

A Senior Research Fellow in Science Communication at UWE Bristol, with a background in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Among other projects, she runs UWE’s Women Like Me mentoring programme for women in engineering, and Science Hunters, which engages children from under-represented groups with STEM using Minecraft and has successfully established its engineering strand, Building to Break Barriers.

For more information please contact:

Yasemin Gurbuz