Ada Lovelace Day Panel Event: Championing Success and Avoiding the Echo Chamber
When: Thu 6 October 2016, 18:30 – 21:00
Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM, is fast approaching. To celebrate, we are delighted to welcome a group of esteemed speakers from The Conversation, Cambridge, Imperial, The Guardian (to name a few), to our Spotlight event. The evening will consist of lightning talks from our panel, looking at issues around women in STEM and what we can actively do to make a difference. It will take place on the 6th October from 6.30pm at our London HQ.
What will be discussed?
The evening will form an open discussion, but we really want to look at the following issues:
- Women and men working in STEM – What is driving the slowing pipeline for women studying STEM subjects at university? Is it really that bad?
- Role models and mentors – How do we get more role models and how do we encourage people to mentor – what initiatives exist and can we do more?
- Media – How are women in STEM viewed in the media, can we change / help these perceptions?
- Future – How can we actually make a difference rather than just continue talking about issues?