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16.45 – 17.30 Closing Panel Session: ‘Shaping a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce’

Fri, Nov 20, 2020 · 4:45 PM · London
About This Webinar

Panel discussion on inclusion and diversity in the engineering industry.
Chair: Mamta Singhal, Design Engineer and Campaigner; IET Council Member
Panellists:
Professor Joanna Collingwood, School of Engineering, University of Warwick
Dr Ollie Folayan, Co-Founder, AFBE-UK; Principal Process Engineering Consultant, Cleofol Enterprises Ltd
Professor Will Whittow, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University; Associate Fellow, WES

Agenda
  • 16:45 – 17.30: Closing Panel Session: ‘Shaping a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce’
  • 17:30 – 17:45: Closing Words: WES hosts
Who can view: People who attended or registered for the webinar only
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Design Engineer and Campaigner; IET Council Member
Mamta Singhal BEng MSc MBA CEng MIET, FWES is a design engineer and has an NPD and supply chain background; moreover, she is an active campaigner on diversity in engineering.

In 2007, she was awarded the Women's Engineering Society Prize for engaging and inspiring young people's interest in STEM.

A Chartered Engineer Mamta's career has seen her work for Scottish Enterprise, Dyson, Mars and international toy company Hasbro.

In 2016 and 2019 she was a speaker and mentor at Management Today's Inspiring Woman in Business Conference for STEM and in 2018 she chaired the panel for the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards. She also appeared in the IET's 'Portrait of an Engineer' campaign in 2017. She has recently spoken at Cogx where she presented on the future of manufacturing and sustainability. She also sits on The IET’s UK Manufacturing Policy Panel.

Over the years she chaired engineering awards and mentored others in fulfilling their potential. A truly passionate person with regards to STEM, she drives the connection between creativity, sustainable product development and engineering wherever possible. She has over 15 years' experience with roles in manufacturing, project management, engineering, quality, packaging development and sustainability. She currently works for a major FMCG.
Webinar hosting presenter
School of Engineering, University of Warwick
Joanna originally studied Physics (MPhys at University of York; PhD at University of Warwick), and is an analytical scientist with an interest in developing understanding of transition metal distribution and trafficking in the human brain in health and disease. She established the Trace Metals in Medicine Laboratory in the School of Engineering in 2011, and has since developed a thriving research group. Alongside her research and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, she led the School of Engineering to Athena SWAN Bronze in 2015, and subsequently to Silver in 2019. She contributes to University-level work on equality and diversity as the chair of the Gender Task Force.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-Founder, AFBE-UK; Principal Process Engineering Consultant, Cleofol Enterprises Ltd
Ollie Folayan is an engineer and AFBE-UK’s co-founder. Ollie has a BEng in Chemical Process Engineering and PhD in Combustion; he has authored international publications. In 2018, Ollie Folayan was accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Ollie has championed successful causes and co-authored publications on the influence of role models in transition to work.

Ollie has organised successful community initiatives through Shell and the Royal Academy of Engineering and chaired seminars featuring industry leaders and politicians. Ollie is a regular conference speaker and a member of the Oil and Gas UK Diversity and Inclusion taskforce.
Webinar hosting presenter
Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University; Associate Fellow, WES
Prof. Will Whittow SFHEA AFWES SMIEEE is a Professor in Radiofrequency Materials at the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University. He has co-authored ~ 250 academic papers and is a named investigator on £12 million of research funding. He has participated in many outreach activities over the years to inspire young people into STEM careers. He won the WES “Men As Allies” Award in 2017 and is an Associate Fellow of WES.
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