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The Women in STEM Conference 2020 will offer a leading platform to evaluate how all education providers and employers can work effectively to enhance the participation, recruitment and advancement of Women in STEM. Participants will gain the latest best practice insights from practitioners and policy experts in enhancing diversity in STEM industries, supporting pipeline progression and ensuring improved uptake of girls and women entering STEM education and careers.

Reasons to Attend:

together to provide support for girls to enhance their uptake and engagement in STEM subjects
the steps that need to be taken to ensure gender equality and diversity in STEM
the impact that Brexit will have on Women’s progression in STEM industries
the impact of artificial intelligence and emerging technologies on the future of women in STEM
with like minded professionals from across the STEM sector to share best practice and guidance
ideas for increasing diversity in STEM and encouraging more BAME women to join STEM industries
the challenge of recruitment and retention of women within senior STEM roles
the latest policy developments from leaders in the sector on the next steps in supporting STEM education and career advancement for women
more women to become STEM Ambassadors and mentors to support the development of future leaders in the sector
This Conference is specifically designed for Schools, Further and Higher Education and Employers. Typical Job titles will include:
  • Associate Deans
  • Athena SWAN Advisors
  • Athena SWAN Managers
  • Deans of Sciences
  • Development Officers
  • Faculty Leaders
  • Heads of Careers
  • Heads of Departments
  • Heads of Diversity
  • Heads of Engineering
  • Heads of Equality
  • Heads of Recruitment
  • Heads of Science
  • Headteachers
  • Learning and Development Officers
  • Outreach Managers
  • Professors
  • Project Coordinators
  • Scientists
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Senior Policy Advisers
  • STEM Leads
  • Teachers

* This conference is also open to the private and voluntary sectors to encourage discussion and networking.

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Testimonials

An inspiring and motivational event with fantastic networking opportunities.

Curriculum Manager, Forth Valley College

This was a very inspirational event which left me feeling highly motivated! From this I am now aiming to build some projects within my own place of work to keep this momentum going of promoting Women in STEM.

Lecturer, Burnley College

I thoroughly enjoyed this event and the quality of the speakers who were all leading initiatives within their respective organisations.

Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Great event and one of the most informative and interesting I have attended to date. Great venue, lots of networking and speakers who were totally relevant and interesting.

Schools and College Liaison Tutor, University of Derby

A very interesting day which gave an insight into the state of women in STEM at all stages of a career from school to the workplace.

Outreach Officer, University of Bath

Excellent event with lots of current industry speakers.

Athena Swan Project Manager, University of Greenwich

The event was very positive and inspiring. I gained a lot of useful information and case studies where women are working well in STEM.

Deputy Head of Engineering, Riverside College Halton

The event was very insightful about the roles of women in STEM and the work that needs to be done to introduce the Women in STEM agenda to the sector. The speakers were motivating and positive in highlighting what is happening at the moment and the current gender employment trends.

Head of Biology, Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form

The event was very good, an excellent platform for networking and meeting people from different sectors with an interest in STEM.

Qualifications Officer, Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Women in STEM conference was a brilliant opportunity to network with delegates from various sectors across the country. A brilliant event with stimulating speakers and delegates alike.

Science Teacher, Cantell School

A really useful event for anyone in education seeking to raise participation and engagement amongst young girls. I came away enthused and with a raft of ideas, inspiration and contacts.

Assistant Head and Director of Science, Technology and Engineering, Channing School