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#9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops

Overcoming barriers to inspire, attract, recruit and retain more women in engineering and technology

23 June 2017 | IET Birmingham: Austin Court



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9% (image) In October 2016, the IET launched its social media campaign #9PercentIsNotEnough to highlight the fact that currently only 9% of the UK’s engineering and technology workforce are female.

In June 2017 the #9PercentIsNotEnough Conference will provide a platform for sharing best practice on how to inspire, attract, recruit and retain women into the engineering and technology sectors.

Timed to coincide with the International Women In Engineering Day, this one-day business conference will showcase real, practical solutions to the challenges we all know about – plus networking during the day and in the evening drinks reception.


Featured speakers

  • Mark Elborne, President & CEO, GE UK & Ireland
  • Jeremy Watson, President, The IET
  • Nadia Savage, Director, Laing O’Rourke
  • Amanda Murphy, Senior Future Talent Acquisition Consultant, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Julie Holyland, Learning and Talent Development Lead, Siemens
  • Clare Wildfire, Chair, Advance Network and Global Practice Lead for Cities, Mott MacDonald
  • Alice Mallen, Head of Human Resources – RMS, Lockheed Martin
  • Eva Fryc, Employer Support Manager – Midlands, EngineeringUK
  • Rebecca Hourston, Managing Director and Head of Coaching Programme, Talking Talent
  • Dawn Elson, Group Engineering Director, Merlin Entertainments

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at anyone within an organisation, who is responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of women in STEM.

Take part in our video

We want you to help us tell everyone that #9PercentisNotEnough.

Find out how you can feature in our promotional video! >


News links

Hidden Figures’ Highlights Unsung Female Engineers - But How Many More Are There?

Energy sector faces struggle to find the female engineers of the future

The truth about women in science and engineering

Work Life: Roma Agrawal Structural Engineer, WSP Group


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Early-bird - £75
(until 2 June 2017)

Standard - £150
(after 2 June 2017)