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Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM: The Conference

Forward Ladies

Friday, 8 June 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM: The Conference

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Early Bird Corporate Ticket 11 May 2018 £245.00 £0.00 £49.00
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Corporate Ticket 7 Jun 2018 £295.00 £0.00 £59.00
Public Sector Ticket 7 Jun 2018 £245.00 £0.00 £49.00
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Workforce diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector is a major challenge. Careers are male dominated; just 9% of Engineering, 19% of Computer studies and 38% of Maths graduates are female. In fact, just 13% of the entire UK STEM workforce is female. Forward Ladies want to challenege and change these statistics. 

We invite Senior leaders from business, academia and policy to attend and represent their organisations.

The action packed day offers a  schedule featuring insightful and thought provoking presentations from women paving the way forward within industry, audience q&a sessions and fantastic networking opportunities.

This conference is more timely than ever as we find ourselves in a pivotal time for women in the workforce. From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of successful women who have traveled remarkable journeys, you will come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance. This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain the latest best practice insights from policy experts and practionters
  • Develop strategies to enhance the impact and progression of women in STEM
  • Shape future policies within industy and influence them into working practices
  • Understanding the educational paths which lead to careers in STEM
  • Build lasting relationships with peers


09:00 – Arrival, Registrations and Refreshments

09:30 – Chair’s Welcome Address

09:40 – Speaker: Details coming soon

10:00 – Speaker:  Jenni Uotila, National Grid

10:20 – Speaker:  Details coming soon

10:40 – Questions and Answers

11:00 – Refreshments and Networking

11:30 – Speaker:  Details coming soon

11:50 – Speaker:  Jessica Okoro, BeScience STEM

12:10 – Speaker:  Liz Towns Andrews, University of Huddersfield

12:20 – Questions and Answers

12:45 – Lunch and Networking

14:15 – Speaker:  Caroline Moore, SAGE UK

14:35 – Speaker:  Details coming soon

14:55 – Speaker:  Details coming soon

15:15 – Questions and Answers

15:45 – Final Remarks

16:00 – Event Close

 *the programme is subject to change.


Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM

Forward Ladies in 2017 completed a piece of research “Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM” survey in partnership with BT, Coca-Cola, Sky Betting & Gaming, Yorkshire Water and GRAHAM Construction which received responses from 1,299 participants working in STEM. You can now read the survey findings which you can access and download a copy via this link: 2017 Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Report.







Do you have questions about Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM: The Conference? Contact Forward Ladies

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The Principal York
Station Road
YO24 1AA York
United Kingdom

Friday, 8 June 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)

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We are one of the UK's leading women's networking and business support organisations, with members all over the country supporting and inspiring each other. 

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