IPEM is committed to promote proactively a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion within our discipline as a professional body and as an employer. Our Equality Action Plan implements this commitment and our policy can be found here. If you have any comments or resources which you think would be useful to share with our members please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
By signing the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Diversity Concordat in October 2013 and the Science Council's diversity declaration in October 2014 we agreed to achieve the following objectives:
The Royal Academy of Engineering, InterEngineering and Mott MacDonald have produced a series of videos profiling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers. On 1st February 2017 Fiona Wall, IPEM's VP External, attended the video launch event on our behalf. To read Fiona's blog click here
The findings of the report on "Creating Inclusive cultures where all engineers thrive" were also summarised in a video.
Encouraged female members to apply for Fellowship, to redress the gender balance in this area of membership which currently has only 10% female members.
As part of IPEM’s continuing policy of promoting a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, the Board of Trustees have undertaken training on recognising and dealing with unconscious bias. Part of their training included watching a film produced by the Royal Society, which can be found here. IPEM encourages all members who take part in selection, interview or awards panels to view this short and informative film, which will help them to recognise their own unconscious bias. With thanks to the Royal Society for allowing IPEM to use their film ‘Understanding unconscious bias’.
"I'd like to say that as a member of the LGBTQ+ community the fact that IPEM is taking these issues seriously is quite assuring"
"The unique challenges that are put in our paths, which reflect our backgrounds and individuality, most certainly differ and we are grateful they are being addressed by IPEM.”
A House of Commons and InterEngineering Report:
A report from NHS Employers about Diversity and inclusion
The Power of research in driving change: How to use research and data to promote inclusive workplaces
A Stonewall report from a YouGov Survey on
"Unhealthy Attitudes" in Health and Social Care
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