WISE 2015 Conference
Sex discrimination law hasn’t brought equality for women in science
6 November 2015
WISE are delighted to announce that an additional 50 tickets are now available as a result of the conference relocating to The Mermaid, a two minute walk from The Grange Hotel St.Paul’s where the WISE Awards Dinner & Ceremony takes place on the same date.
Forty years of equality legislation has barely changed the face of Britain’s science, technology and engineering – more than 80% of the workforce is male. On the anniversary of the day on which Parliament approved the Sex Discrimination Act , industry leaders will discuss what, if anything, Government can do to redress the balance.
Naomi Climer, who recently took up her role as first woman ever to be President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, joins Catherine Mayer, President and co-founder of The Women’s Equality Party, WISE Chair Trudy Norris-Grey from Microsoft, engineering leader Allan Cook CBE and scientist turned financial analyst Shashi Watson in a panel moderated by Anna Edwards from headline sponsors of the event, Bloomberg.
In a packed and interactive programme delegates will get to build LEGO models, dust off their CVs and be inspired by stories of women leading their field in medical research, technology, space, defence, nuclear and business.
“Never has the time been better for girls and women to choose STEM, contribute to UK innovation and global competitiveness and have an enjoyable and satisfying career” said Trudy Norris-Grey, WISE Chair and General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, Microsoft