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Yinka Bankole

Mentoring Lead,
Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers-UK

  • Identifying the major challenges facing BAME women in STEM such as equal opportunities and progression and how to overcome them
  • Outlining effective strategies aimed at achieving racial parity across the sector, in education, recruitment and progression
  • Discussing AFBE-UK’s ‘Making Engineering Hot!’ campaign and how mentoring can support progression of BAME girls into studying engineering and pursuing a career in it
  • Creating more role models for BAME women, with only 0.5% of board members in UK engineering companies being black
  • Helping to fill the skills gap through recruiting a more diverse workforce and providing opportunities for BAME women

Other Speakers:

Dr Nike Folayan