Hear best practices from WISE members around sponsoring female talent.
Confirmed speakers include:
Skills 4 – Elizabeth Bonfield, Executive Coach and Trainer
Atkins – Alison McDougall, Consultant
CSO WISE Fellow 2016-17 – Michelle Martin, Pathology Governance & Quality Manager (Acting) & Lead Specialist BMS Haematology and Transfusion-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.
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.