REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WEBINAR WILL CLOSE AT 11.30AM ON WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER.
Hear best practices from WISE members around sponsoring female talent.
Confirmed speakers include:
Skills 4 – Elizabeth Bonfield, Executive Coach and Trainer
SSE – Emma Simpson, Senior Talent Consultant
Atkins – Alison McDougall, Consultant
CSO WISE Fellow 2016-17 – Michelle Martin, Pathology Governance & Quality Manager & Lead for Scientific Training at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
This webinar is for members of WISE only (does not include affiliates). The member list can be found here
Alison will describe how Atkins’ first reverse mentoring pilot began when a business leader realised that just as the challenges he had faced as an engineer over 20 years ago were incomprehensible to junior staff today, so too were the challenges his staff were facing incomprehensible to him. She will share the lessons learnt from the reverse mentoring pilots Atkins has done to date from both the mentor and mentee perspective. She will also share some of her own experiences working with senior men and the informal reverse mentoring she has given them, predominantly around unconscious bias regarding women in the workplace.
CSO WISE Fellow 2016-17
Michelle will describe the difference mentoring has made to her career. The impact mentoring others has had for both mentor and mentored and why we all need to engage in the process. She will share her thoughts on the importance of role modelling within the workforce and the impact it can have on confidence and resilience building. She will also share her personal experiences on seeking mentors along her journey and the advantages and disadvantages of a mentoring relationship. She will briefly address being a mentor, what does it mean to be a mentor, asking someone to be your mentor and what she has learnt about mentorship through her CSO WISE fellowship journey.
Elizabeth has worked at director level in the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors for the past 20 years. As Managing Director of 3 Vocational Awarding Bodies she spent 10 years creating opportunities for individuals and businesses in training and qualifications.
She was involved in the creation of the UKs first vocational education system bringing in N/SVQs across the UK, she was the instigator of the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), the first collective voice for Apprentices. The IAC is now represented on Government and Business Groups.
She is currently an executive coach and trainer for Skills 4, a leading provider of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy supporting businesses and individuals to improve their performance.
In 2018 Elizabeth took over as the first ever woman Director of the Metal sector Trade Association BMPCA, representing her member companies such a Danieli and Siemens across the UK.
Elizabeth is a Freeman of the City of London and an Assistant with the Tin Plate Alias Wire Workers London Livery Company.
Alison is a Consultant at Atkins within an account team working with a key client on some of Atkins’ major growth pursuits. She is the Diversity & Inclusion representative for Atkins’ Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T) division working to drive forward Atkins’ diversity and inclusion agenda. Alison joined Atkins 5 years ago having previously worked in high end event management. Her role at Atkins has been focused on project controls progressing to project management, working primarily within the Defence sector. Alison recently completed a secondment working for the Managing Director of Atkins’ ADS&T division as a Strategic Assistant, providing her with an insight into the way things work at the top of the organisation.
Michelle Martin is the Pathology Quality and Governance Manager and Lead for Scientific training at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Hospitals Trust. Managing apprentices, pre HCPC registration scientist and specialising registered scientists. She is also involved in the Scientific Training Program (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) training programs. Recently Michelle has taken up a role as Pathology Quality and Governance Manager maintaining the accreditation with accrediting bodies such as HTA, UKAS and MHRA.
Michelle is an innovative and goal oriented Healthcare Scientist with a passion for Training and Development of the scientific workforce. She has over 10 years’ experience in the NHS delivering career talks for various Universities around the UK.
Her previous experience includes managing the training across Haematology and Blood Transfusion for an NHS organisation across a hub and spokes model with around 85 members of staff. She was also involved in organising patient and public engagement initiatives such as ‘the Patients Voice’ for Sickle cell anaemia patients.
Michelle works with her Trust’s Lead Healthcare Scientist as a Deputy and is involved in promoting Healthcare science within the trust and externally amongst the wider Healthcare Science community.
Areas of Interest
- Quality improvement and Clinical Governance
- Healthcare Science Education and Training
- Motivating and inspiring the emerging scientific workforce
- Scientific and Diagnostic service accreditation.