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Knowledge Sharing Event: WISE World Café – Engaging Men

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Ramboll UK

240 Blackfriars Road

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SE1 8NW

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An excellent opportunity for male champions, leaders, and WISE members, male and female, who want to engage the full workforce to encourage and develop women in STEM.

‘It was excellent, extremely well organised and a thought provoking introduction to the themes of WISE’ - Nick Woodrow, Director CEMAR, attendee at the last WISE Men of Action event

Last year WISE held a very successful WISE Knowledge Sharing Event: Men of Action – World Café, at Amec Foster Wheeler, Knutsford. Now WISE members in and around London have the chance to participate in this dynamic, practical and frank exchange of ideas on how we can engage men to help redress the balance within our own organisations.

Kindly Hosted by WISE Corporate Members Ramboll, 240 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8NW

This event is strictly for WISE Members - Use this list check if your organisation are member's of WISE - https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/membership

Objectives

  • To identify ways to increase the involvement and commitment of men
  • To forge contacts within a network with a genuine interest in accelerating changes in industry

To share thinking and ideas about what practical actions men can take to promote change and move from bystanders to advocates

Agenda

  • 9.00 registration and coffee
  • Welcome WISE and Ramboll
  • Ronnie Corse, Head of Technology, Sky - ‘Women in Leadership and Technology at Sky ‘
  • Tom Jones,Managing Director & Advisor, TJ Advisors - ‘A personal perspective from WISE Man of the Year 2016 Award winner’
  • Steve Fox, CEO BAM Nuttall - 'Opportunities & Challenges of Change'
  • Comfort Break
  • World Café brainstorm
  • Feedback
  • Close
  • 13:00 Lunch


Format: The World Café is a powerful format that uses facilitated round table discussions to help groups of people to engage in great conversations that can lead to breakthrough thinking around critical issues. It provides a fun, simple and engaging way to develop and test ideas.


Speakers


Ronnie Corse is Head of Sky Business Technology whose current remit is to lead the Technology team underpinning Sky’s Commercial Business Operations in the UK. He balances this alongside being the champion of Sky Technology’s Future Talent agenda in Scotland where he both promotes and supports the Sky Technology Graduate and Apprentice programs. Ronnie also has a leading role in the company wide Women in Technology initiative which supports Sky’s drive for inclusivity and equality in the workplace. He is passionate about raising the profile of Science Technology Maths and Engineering (STEM) as a genuine career option for all and now spends much of his time in the local community at High Schools and Colleges, both as a representative of Sky and as a recently inducted East of Scotland STEM ambassador as part of stemnet.org.

Synopsis: What men are doing to support the "Women in Leadership” and “Women in Technology” agendas at Sky. As part of this discussion Ronnie will talk about why it is important for men to support these types of initiatives and what can be done to encourage more men to become involved. He will also talk about how Sky have taken on this challenge and also share his own personal experiences on what it has been like to be a champion of inclusivity and equality in the workplace.


Tom Jones Managing Director & Advisor, TJ Advisors -

Tom is a highly experienced senior executive who can take a vision and make it a reality. Currently he is working with governments and blue-chip organisations around the world, spearheading major strategic opportunities, finding finance and delivery partners and bringing them together as a coherent whole.

Previously, Tom was vice president of Amec Foster Wheeler Clean Energy business and the executive sponsor of the diversity agenda and put in place a programme of initiatives to change the gender balance and help more women achieve senior positions in their careers. He has been a strong advocate for the national gender diversity agenda and has supported the wise campaign personally and secured the commitment of many individuals and companies across the UK. He holds a degree in engineering and an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a recipient of the prestigious Wise Man of the Year award 2016.


Steve Fox CBE obtained an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds in 1983 and is a Fellow of the ICE and served as a Vice President of Finance between 2013 and 2016. He joined BAM Nuttall in 1989 and has worked on a wide variety of major projects around the UK, in 2001 he took over as Area Manager for Central and West London. In 2007, Steve was appointed a member of the Executive board of BAM Nuttall and in April 2010 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a strong supporter of both trade and technician apprenticeships as routes into the industry and is a member of the Apprentice Ambassador Network.

In 2011 Steve established and has been actively working with BAM Nuttall’s Women@BAM group to promote career opportunities for women. Steve has also lead BAM Nuttall’s signature on the Time to Change pledge and has established a mental health wellbeing programme independent of safety, occupational health and personal health, which have their own specific identities. He strongly believes that digitisation will revolutionise the construction industry and challenges innovation to strive for real industry changing outcomes.

Steve was awarded a CBE for services to Civil Engineering & Construction in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list.

Read the report from the previous Men of Action event - https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/uploads/wise/files/REPORT_WISE_Men_of_Action_AmecFW.pdf

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