Engineering diversity and inclusion

The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Proud to be supporting Engineering diversity and inclusion, Challenging companies to deliver equality on all fronts. 8-9 Nomvember 2018. InterContinental London The 02. Book your place to join us at

8-9 November 2018

Our CEO Diane Lightfoot is pleased to be speaking at this event.

Actively demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to employing a diverse workforce by attending two days of debate, panel discussions and practical workshops. You’ll gain insight into overcoming recruitment barriers on every level, so you recruit the best people available and discover how valuing every individual will grow your talent pool.

While minimum requirements around diversity are set out under the law, best practice companies will seek to go beyond legal compliance. Join those who are going the extra mile and learn how you can reap the full benefits of a diverse workforce.

Your five top reasons for attending

  1. Create diversity at the board level with an inclusive leadership strategy
  2. Develop positive job advertisements to recruit a diverse workforce
  3. Tackle sexism and sexual harassment at work
  4. Use your succession planning strategy to instil a diverse talent pool
  5. Recognise privilege and the role of the privileged in improving diversity & inclusion

Practical workshops include

  • How to use role models to help diversify engineering
  • Understanding unconscious bias and developing strategies to overcome it
  • How to develop positive job advertisements to recruit a diverse workforce
  • Breaking stereotypes and improving the image of women in engineering
  • Tackling ageism and the generational gap in the workplace
  • Tackling sexism and sexual harassment at work
  • How employers can create and run a successful returners programme
  • Recognising and developing solutions for mental health issues at work
  • Inclusivity in academia

Speakers and workshop leaders from

  • British Science Association
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • EqualEngineers
  • Fujitsu Global
  • HS2
  • Jacobs
  • STEMM Disability Advisory Committee
  • STEM Returners
  • Transport for London

See the full programme and secure your place at

Business Disability Forum Members and Partners receive a discounted rate of £199. Please email Riad Mannan directly to receive the discount at

Event details



8-9 November 2018


InterContinental London, The O2

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