Inclusive Engineering - Ensuring that engineering products and services are accessible and inclusive

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20 June 2018 18:00 - 20:30
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Inclusive Engineering 
Ensuring that engineering products and services are accessible and inclusive of all users 

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, The IMechE GLR (Greater London Region) and NWR (North West Region) Committees are pleased to welcome Dawn Bonfield (founder of International Women in Engineering Day).  Dawn Bonfield will host the evening and present a lecture on inclusive engineering followed by an interactive session.

Inclusion in engineering is the newest in the competencies that, as engineers, we must learn to apply to our engineering work in the same way as we consider safety, ethics, cybersecurity and sustainability. An inclusive workplace is accessible to all, is safer, and allows for greater productivity, better wellbeing and more diversity – leading in turn to business benefits and ultimately more profit and success. But even more than this, inclusivity is important because we are designing and shaping the future and it is our duty to ensure that biases are not built into the fabric of the future that we create.

Biography Dawn Bonfield MBE CEng FIMMM FICE FIStructE FWES

Dawn Bonfield is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering at Aston University, and Founder & Director of Towards Vision, a Company which aims to work towards a vision of diversity and inclusion in engineering. She is Past President and former Chief Executive of the Women's Engineering Society (WES), and in 2018 is an Ambassador for the Year of Engineering, promoting engineering careers through a roadshow aimed at meeting parents. Dawn is a co-founder of IncEng, a platform to bring together under-represented groups in engineering.

While at WES in 2014 Dawn was the founder of National Women in Engineering Day (now International Women in Engineering Day) and in 2015 established the inaugural 50 Women in Engineering List with the Daily Telegraph. She established and still runs the Magnificent Women schools outreach project and the Sparxx project to support students STEM. Dawn is a STEM Ambassador and regularly promotes engineering and materials in schools.

18:00 - Registration & Refreshments
18:30 - Lecture Start
19:15 - Q&A
19.30 - Networking & Refreshments
20:30 - End


Dawn Bonfield MBE CEng FIMMM FICE FIStructE FWES


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