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13:00 - 13:45 9 June 2017

How to Change the World Seminar Series: 9% is not enough: Empowering Women in Science and Engineering


County Hall | etc.venues County Hall
Riverside Building, Belvedere Road | London | London | SE1 7PB | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Dawn Bonfield, Chief Executive, Women, Dawn Bonfield MBE became the first Chief Executive of the Women's Engineering Society in 2015, and is a Past President of the organisation. She is a materials engineer by background having worked in the automotive and aerospace industries before joining the charity sector in 2011. She is passionate about supporting women in engineering, and is founder of International Women in Engineering Day, and the WES outreach activities 'Magnificent Women' and the 'Sparxx' project. Her Presidential theme was 'women returners' and she is working on a number of initiatives to support women to return to work after career breaks.
Sinead Hanlon, Chartered electronic engineer, Chartered electronic engineer and project manager with a passion for technology in areas such as power and energy, music and virtual reality. Electrical experience built primarily in power industry in areas of design and build, project management and future energy initiatives. Avid interest in business creation and maintenance. Reviving electronic design acumen by studying new technologies and producing music. Seasoned speaker with impressionable communication skills and digital marketer with a purpose to endear young people into E&T roles
Jenni Sidey, Lecturer, University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Dr Jenni Sidey is a Lecturer in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering. Her research interests lie in the area of experimental and numerical fundamental turbulent combustion with a specialisation in flame visualisation, emission mitigation, and local extinction in gas turbine applicable systems. Her current work extends towards alternative fuel development, emission reduction for diesel engines, and large-scale energy analyses.
Ellie Cosgrave (chair), Deputy Dire, UCL City Leadership Laboratory, Dr Ellie Cosgrave is Lecturer in Urban Innovation within STEaPP's City Leadership Laboratory. She was previously a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded Liveable Cities Programme; an ambitious five-year programme of research to develop realistic and radical engineering solutions for achieving low carbon, resource secure UK cities in a way that maximises wellbeing. She is also a founding member of ScienceGrrl, a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.

There is a continuing shortfall of women in engineering, which damages our economy’s prospects as well as the quality and diversity of solutions which are being implemented. Building on the IET's #9percentisnotenough campaign to inspire, attract, recruit and retain women into the engineering and technology sectors, this seminar will discuss practical steps to encourage and retain more women in science and engineering and how industry, academia and government can work together to support careers in science and engineering for women at all levels. This seminar is co-hosted by The IET

  • Please note, UCL students taking part in HtCtW are not eligible to attend the seminar series*

This seminar series is running in parallel with How to Change the World, a two-week design and problem-solving programme run by STEaPP for 750 UCL UG engineers. A drinks reception will follow.


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