Cambridge AWiSE 20th Anniversary Celebration
This event is now fully booked – waiting list details can be found below
Cambridge AWISE will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a meeting in Cambridge on 2nd Oct 2014. We will explore advances over the past 20 years and the challenges that remain: what have we gained? And what have we lost? Topics covered in the meeting will include the impact of Government policy, the contribution of initiatives from employers Research Councils and Professional Societies.
We will tap into our network to get a snapshot of women’s experiences of issues important to our members and will use the experiences of our network to identify what current concerns are and how they might be tackled.
The meeting will be of interest to SET employers in industry, enterprise and academia, policymakers, funding bodies, professional societies, women’s networks and individual scientists and engineers at all stages in their career and will draw attendees from throughout England as well as the eastern region.
You can also follow developments on twitter #AWiSE20Years . Download a poster here.
Survey: The CamAWiSE membership, and our wider network, will help us find out what the key issues are for women in STEM today. Complete our survey today – we’ll discuss the results at the Anniversary event.
Prior to the main evening meeting there will be a meeting of women’s networks representatives starting at 3pm (more information here)
Agenda (scroll to the bottom of the page to register)
5.30-6.30pm Buffet supper
6.30-6.40pm Introduction and Welcome – Lord Sainsbury of Turville
6.40-7.00pm SETFair: A Retrospective. Dr Jan Peters, one of the authors of the influential SETFair report of 2002 looks back at its impact. What have we gained and what have we lost in the last 10 years?
7.00-7.50pm Short presentations from professional societies and employers
Prof Lesley Yellowlees, Royal Society of Chemistry
Dr Gillian Arnold, British Computer Society
Prof Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Dr Anne-Marie Coriat, Chair, RCUK Research Group, Research Councils UK.
Dr Jasmin Fisher, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge and University of Cambridge.
7.50-8.10pm Coffee and cakes
8.10-9.15pm Panel Discussion
After a brief introduction by Dr Jenny Koenig outlining the results of the CamAWISE survey, the speakers will be joined by
Dr Julian Huppert MP for Cambridge
and Dr Nancy Lane Founder Director of WiSETI and Former President of the Institute of Biology
in a discussion of issues raised by our members.
Booking for this event has now closed. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org The event is fully booked. Please email if you would like to be added to a waiting list for the event.
We are very grateful for the support of the following organisations for this event.