Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 7/11/2017 18:007/11/2017 20:30Diversity and inclusion: can the engineering profession rise to the challenge?Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

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Only 9% of UK engineers are women and only 6% are black or minority ethnic, but EngineeringUK estimates that the profession is short of up to 20,000 engineers a year. Engineering pays well and there is no shortage of exciting events going on around the country to promote science, technology, engineering and maths, so why aren’t more young people taking up engineering as a career?

Join our panel chaired by Sarah Sands, Editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2017, to debate the future of engineering.



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6.15pm Welcome
Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Deputy CEO and Director of Strategy, Royal Academy of Engineering 

Opening remarks

Sarah Sands, Editor, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme


Introduction to: Creating cultures where all engineers thrive 

Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering


Panel discussion followed by Q&A session


Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity and Inclusion
John McCollum, Head of Engineering, BAE Systems plc
Dr Mark McBride-Wight, Founder, EqualEngineers
Dr Nike Folayan, Technical Discipline Team Leader - Comms & Control (Rail), WSP; Chair, Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

7.30pm Networking reception
8.00pm Close

This event is free to attend but registration is required. For more information, please contact Events team.