The Women in STEM Conference 2020 will offer a leading platform to assess the next steps for employers and education providers to support the recruitment, retention and advancement of Women in STEM.

Delegates will hear the latest policy updates and key insights from leading experts about supporting improved uptake of girls and women entering STEM education, industry and careers. Sessions will focus on strategies for enhancing diversity in STEM, supporting pipeline progression and creating a gender balanced workforce.

Reasons to Attend

strategies and steps that need to be taken to ensure gender equality, diversity and parity in STEM

the role of women in emerging technologies and AI and how to ensure their progression within the industry

solutions and strategies for tackling the challenges of recruitment and retention of women within senior roles and positions in STEM

the latest policy updates and initiatives from experts in the sector on the next steps for supporting women’s advancement in STEM

more girls and women to become mentors and STEM ambassadors to help support the progression of women through the pipeline

the challenges facing BAME women in STEM and how to increase diversity within the industry

what continuing work needs to be done to support the growing number of Women in STEM past the 1 million women goal achieved last year

with over 200 like-minded professionals and leaders from across the STEM sector to share best practice and guidance

This Conference is specifically designed for Schools, Further and Higher Education Providers and Employers. Typical job titles will include:
  • Associate Deans
  • Athena SWAN Advisors and Managers
  • Consultants
  • Directors of Curriculum
  • 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
  • HR Directors
  • Learning and Development Officers
  • Lecturers
  • Outreach Managers
  • Professors
  • Project Coordinators
  • Researchers
  • Scientists
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Senior Policy Advisers
  • STEM Leads
  • Teachers

*This Conference is also open to the wider private and voluntary sectors to encourage networking and debate.


The Women in STEM Conference 2019 was electrifying. It is the most positive and proactive event I have ever attended and everyone left feeling energised and ready to take on the world.

Mechanical Engineer, ORE Catapult

Great speakers - a really inspirational day which left us keen to further develop the Women in STEM agenda in Northern Ireland.

Comms Manager Matrix, Matrix c/o SPD, Department for the Economy

This was a well-organised day, packed with challenging insights. When I first saw the programme, I couldn't believe so much could be crammed into such a short day without it becoming overwhelming. The speakers each brought something different and relevant to the day; and I was engaged throughout with never a dull moment. I made some great networking links which have led to me being in preliminary discussions with my regional STEM hub to organise a day to promote STEM careers to parents.

Senior Consultant, Mott MacDonald

Really enjoyed the event

Outreach Officer, University of Southampton