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Perspectives Speaker Series: Sharing experiences of inclusivity in engineering and technology

16th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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EqualEngineers is pleased to announce our industry seminar event “Perspectives – sharing experiences of inclusivity in engineering” in partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Through this events series, we aim to strengthen the individual voices of underrepresented groups in the engineering and technology profession, and provide a platform for sharing experiences, common challenges, what people are working on, opportunities for collaboration, and so forth.
By convening this industry group, we believe that we can not only benefit from the increased size and presence that a united approach could provide, whilst acting as allies for one another, but also understand the differences and the individual needs that we each have, to start to work as truly inclusive engineers.
Perspectives One Day Workshop Programme 

16 March 2018
Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA 

09:30-10:00 – Registration

10:00-10:15 – BAME Perspective
Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni, Intelligent Transport Consultant, WSP

10:15-10:30 – Transgender Perspective
Christina Riley, Senior Planner & EDI Specialist, Balfour Beatty plc 

10:30-10:45 – Sexual Orientation Perspective
Dr Mark McBride-Wright CEng MIChemE, Managing Director, EqualEngineers & InterEngineering

10:45-11:00 – Gender Identity 
Dawn Bonfield MBE, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Aston University 

11:00-11:20 – Questions/Panel 

11:20-11:45 – BREAK

11:45-12:00 – Where’s Your Other Leg, Love?
Catherine Cobb, Traffic Signals Graduate Engineer at Amey – Inclusion and Diversity Ambassador 

12:00-12:15 – Dyslexia Perspective 
Oliver Brunt, Multidisciplinary Designer for R&D Discover 

12:15-12:30 – Managing Staff with High-functioning Autism to Maximise Their Talents
Ben Buchanan, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Champion at the Government’s Intellectual Property Office

12:30-12:50 – Creating Cultures Where All Engineers Thrive 
Bola Fatimilehin, Royal Academy of Engineering Head of Diversity and Inclusion 

12:50-13:10 – Questions/Panel 

13:10-14:00 – LUNCH

14:00-14:20 – The Impact of Inclusiveness on the Resilience of Temporary Multidisciplinary Organisation (TMO)
Dr Karen Blay, Lecturer in Quantity Surveying, Loughborough University

14:20-14:40 – Creating an Accessible and Inclusive Environment for Built Environment Professionals
Julie Fleck, Construction Industry Council

14:40-15:00 – Discussion  
15:00 – END
Workshop Activity
We will also take the opportunity to work on a common message that can be shared by us all, and one which strengthens the business case for increasing diversity and inclusion.
Spaces are limited, so please register for your ticket and if you would like to get involved and give your own perspective, please do indicate this in the comments box when registering.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event!

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
1 Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA United Kingdom
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