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Engineering diversity and inclusion

Challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts

8 - 9 November 2018 | InterContinental London – The O2

CPD 14 hours

About the event

Take away these seven powerful benefits, which will help you:

1. Align D&I policies with business strategies and set D&I metrics to measure success

2. Create diversity at the senior management level with an inclusive leadership strategy

3. Develop positive job advertisements to recruit a diverse workforce

4. Recognise mental health issues at work and develop practical solutions

5. Become disability-smart to benefit your organisation

6. Promote women, BAME and LGBTQ+ employees through networks and outreach

7. Use data and measurement to drive cultural change

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone who is responsible for the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse team, including:

  • Chief Officers / Heads / Directors / Line Managers / Managers within
    • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion teams
    • Human Resources
    • Talent Management
    • Learning and Development
    • Recruitment and Training
    • Organisational Development
    • Apprenticeships
    • Policy and Planning
    • People Development
    • Resourcing
  • Plus Engineering Line Managers:
    • Heads of Engineering Departments
    • Group Engineering Directors
    • Heads of Product Development
    • Technology Leads
    • Project Engineers


  • Barbra Carlisle, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Arcadis UK
  • Samantha Daly, Inclusion and Diversity Lead, Jacobs
  • Dr Mark McBride-Wright, Managing Director, EqualEngineers
  • Nicky Siddall-Collier, Employment Law Specialist and D&I Champion, ISS Facility Services
  • Diane Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer, Business Disability Forum
  • Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association
  • Maria Grazia Zedda, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Manager, HS2
  • Steven Cox, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, Fujitsu Global
  • Hollie M Woodard, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, VolkerWessels
  • Frances McAndrew, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Transport for London
  • Dr Martin Hollins, Chair, STEMM Disability Advisory Committee
  • Dr Paul Stevenson, Department Manager, Electrical Engineering, UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • Osita Madu, EDI Supply Chain Manager, HS2
  • Sarah Halpin, Principal Structural Engineer, Buildings, Ramboll
  • Cristina Savian, Managing Director, BE-WISE
  • Ellen Simmons, Engineer, Analytical Engineering Group (MedTech), Cambridge Consultants
  • Professor Alison Hodge MBE, Emeritus Professor of Engineering, Aston University
  • Abike Looi-Somoye, Industrial Cadet of the Year Winner 2018
  • Natalie Desty, Founder and Director, STEM Returners
  • Kate Farrell-Thomas, Group Leader - Design Engineering, Medical Technology, Cambridge Consultants
  • Wendy Sadler MBE, Director, Science Made Simple
  • Ed Jervis, Head of Global LGBT+ Network, Serco
  • Alex Lawrence, London Divisional Director, Ramboll
  • Kris Phelps, Member Engagement Manager, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion
  • Monica Stancu, Diversity Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Deborah Syrop, Design Engineer / Research Student, Cardiff University
  • Anne Willmot, Age at Work Director, Business in the Community
  • Gill Thomas, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Paula Lindores, Head of Leadership Development & Capability, Skanska
  • Dr Jessica Wade, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics, Imperial College
  • Rhys Phillips, Research Engineer, Airbus
  • Yolanda Carrillo, Comms and Members Lead of UK Gender Diversity Network / Graduate Engineer, Rolls-Royce
  • Evangelia Velentza, Career Development Lead of UK Gender Diversity Network / Safety and Reliability Engineer, Rolls-Royce
  • Rachel Wheatley, Networking Lead of UK Gender Diversity Network / Capability Acquisition Manager, Rolls-Royce
  • Ruth Blanco, Communications Director, WISE
  • Virginia Hodge, Vice President, IET
  • Aimee Welch, London Employer Support Manager, EngineeringUK
  • Monica Lobo, Education Lead, Tideway
  • James Elfer, Behavioural Insights Director, MoreThanNow
  • Anne Jenkins, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Carly Binger, Age and Wellbeing Adviser, Business in the Community
  • Sara Walsh, Account Manager - STEM, Stonewall
  • Eve Lambourne, Inclusion and Diversity Lead, Jacobs


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