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:
As part of this commitment we were involved in the development of and are participating in the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework for professional bodies.
Read an update on the framework in the RAE's latest newsletter on Equality and Diversity issues.
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:
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’.
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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