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Equality in Engineering
Inaugural Summit

Bringing together leaders in Engineering and Technology to equip, inform and inspire you to make real impact within your organisation.

A day of workshops and panel discussions on Diversity and Inclusion, engaging wider workforces, creating allies and much more. Plus the opportunity to connect and network with people across the sector.


Sessions, Speakers & Costs

Sponsored by:



Culture: Linking Diversity & Inclusion
to Health, Safety & Wellbeing


Exclusively Inclusive: Engaging the Majority to Build Effective Allies as a Force for Good

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Maintaining Network Group Momentum: Establishing a Brand within the Business


Panel Discussions & Keynotes


D&I Leadership Panel
State of the Union
Hear insights on embedding diversity and inclusion at leadership level, what current initiatives are working and where can we improve, the need for encouraging a more diverse workforce, what role engineering institutions play in the mix, what role can corporates play internally and with their supply chain . What is the current industry baseline?


Making the invisible, visible
How do we raise awareness of under-represented groups and how can allies be created for these groups? Hear about experiences of LGBT+, women and BME communities and what can be done to improve their visibility, as well as the impact of mental health and wellbeing awareness programmes. 


Intersectionality & Positive Action
Good practice from other sectors
Hear some stories about positive examples of where intersectionality has been a focus for corporate D&I strategy. Hear about good examples of success, finding focus and positive action.

Juergen Maier,
Chief Executive, Siemens
Juergen Maier is the current Chief Executive Officer for Siemens UK. Before rising to the position of CEO, he held numerous senior positions within the company, including Industry Sector Lead for the UK and Ireland. Early in his career, Maier was worried that his sexual orientation might affect his career opportunities, and remained secretive. In recent years, he has opened up about his struggles as a gay man and now speaks out against homophobia in the workplace.

Click on  the photos to read a biography.

Dr Mark McBride-Wright 
Founder & Managing Director, EqualEngineers

Simone Davina
Executive Sponsor D&I, Head of Legal, Siemens plc

Fiona Jackson
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and
Employer Branding, EDF Energy

Nike Folayan
Association for BME Engineers

Ravinder Shawe
Senior Legal Counsel, Siemens plc


Joscelyne Shaw
Executive Director, Mates in Mind,
British Safety Council

Elizabeth Rickard
Head Engineer & Finance Director, Highwire Ltd, Senior Member, Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Victor Olisa QPM
Former Head of D&I of Metropolitan Police

David Pearson
Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion, KPMG

Rob Cookson
Deputy CEO, LGBT Foundation




Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel,
Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP


Date & Time

Friday 7th September 2018
08:30 – 16:30

Networking Reception
Restaurant Bar & Grill, Ridgefield House,
14 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6JR
Thursday 6th September 2018,
from 6pm to 9pm.
Kindly supported by Ruillion:

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