Here are the Academy's Diversity & Inclusion Programme newsletters:

February 2017 newsletter (1.71 MB)

June 2016 newsletter (1.16 MB)

December 2015 newsletter (1.22 MB)

May 2015 newsletter (246.54 KB)

October 2014 newsletter (284.59 KB)

April 2014 newsletter (324.07 KB)

October 2013 newsletter (321.29 KB)

April 2013 newsletter (396.85 KB)

October 2012 newsletter (271.30 KB)

April 2012 newsletter (163.64 KB)


23 June 2017

Innovators Network

Improving diversity and inclusion in the engineering start/scale-up ecosystem
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

In a line with celebrations of the International Women in Engineering Day, this event will focus on improving diversity and inclusion in the engineering and technology start-up ecosystem. The panel discussion will include individuals from Venture Capitalists, Business Angels, entrepreneurial support programmes and successful entrepreneurs.

Elspeth Finch, founder of Indigo&, will chair the event.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Maureen Taylor, CEO of SNP Communications
  • Harry Briggs, BGF Ventures
  • Anna Boffetta, Balderton Capital (also a co-founder of Diversity VC)

This event is free to attend, but registration is required - please contact the Enterprise Team.


International Women in Engineering Day

Held on 23 June each year, International Women in Engineering Day celebrates the achievements of women in engineering and encourages more girls to consider engineering careers. This year’s theme is ‘Men as allies’.

To get involved, visit International Women in Engineering Day.


#9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops

Overcoming barriers to inspire, attract, recruit and retain more women in engineering and technology
Location: IET Birmingham: Austin Court, UK

Only 9% of the engineers in the UK are women. This disconnect will damage engineering and technology companies for years to come if something is not done about it. The #9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops will provide a platform to disseminate their best practice through 9 practical workshops, panel discussions and case studies.

Planned to coincide with International Women in Engineering Day, you will gain practical solutions to help you embed more female engineers to meet the talent crunch of the 21st century, hear from leaders of major engineering and technology companies as they provide advice on how to increase the 9% figure and network with fellow participants to share ideas.

Anyone recruiting engineers – whether you are an engineering manager or HR specialist – will benefit from attending.

Book your place


6 September 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Programme event

Celebrate, Communicate, Consult
Time: 9.30am-2.30pm
Location: Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG


This year's annual Diversity & Inclusion Programme (D&IP) plenary event will focus on exploring how to develop more inclusive cultures across the engineering profession. The event will bring together key programme stakeholders and others to celebrate what has been achieved in the last year and consult on plans for the future.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about findings, key messages and recommendations from the Inclusive Culture Project, delivered in the last year to find out more about the culture of engineering, the extent to which it is inclusive and what can be done to make it more so. Progress on other aspects of the programme will also be shared including progress by the Academy Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Group (DILG) of engineering employers, and collective benchmarking across Professional Engineering Institutions using the Progression Framework.

This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and offers a great platform to share ideas and best practice on D&I.

Who should attend?

  • Senior engineering leaders/managers
  • HR and Diversity & Inclusion leaders
  • Representatives from professional engineering institutions
  • Engineering employers (large and SMEs)
  • Government representatives
  • Third-sector organisations involved in D&I

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