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"Diversity and inclusion: a value proposition for engineering" - Dame Profe...
Wed 26 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 IST
The Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER), Trinity College, in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, invites you to this public lecture:
"Diversity and inclusion: a value proposition for engineering"
Speaker: Dame Ann Dowling
President of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Introduction by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast
Lack of diversity in engineering is of concern in many countries. In the UK, only 8% of engineers are women, the lowest proportion across Europe. Representation of minority ethnic groups is also low, at around 6% of the workforce. In this talk, Ann Dowling will discuss some of the lessons learnt from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s diversity and inclusion programme. This programme, funded by the UK government, has recently completed its first phase and has made notable progress working with employers, UK professional bodies and third sector organisations in raising awareness, sharing leading practice and driving change across the industry.