Part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is to forge connections with other organisations that share a common goal. We do this through personal engagement and through supporting and promoting their activities. If you would like to connect with us or find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . We support, promote and encourage our members to engage in many annual EDI initiatives such as the LGBTSTEM Day (5 July), the International Women in Engineering Day and local Pride events. We also try to engage with organisation who are involved in widening participation such as In2scienceuk.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM aims to promote the inclusion and progression of people from diverse backgrounds in STEM, and to encourage government, parliamentarians, academics, businesses and other stakeholders to work towards a STEM sector that is representative of the population. We also want to consider and influence changes in policy that will lead to this outcome. The British Science Association acts as secretariat for the Group which is made up of Members of Parliament and Lords. IPEM is sponsoring this as part of our commitment to diversity EDI.
Below are further details and summaries of the meetings held at Portcullis House in 2018:
23 May 2018
26 June 2018
We signed the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Diversity Concordat in 2013 and the Science Council Diversity Declaration in 2014. Our cooperation on EDI matters includes the development of and participation in the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework for professional bodies. A series of events introducing this framework and some individual feedback about our process was followed by a benchmarking event which summarised and compared the results from all participating engineering and science professional bodies. More information about the framework and all reports can be found here.
In late 2017 our CEO Rosemary Cook CBE was asked by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science Council to lead the Steering Group tasked with identifying and implementing actions from these findings. The group aims to produce an initial action plan by the July 2018.
Made up from EDI representatives of different science organisations STEMMDAC's members recognise the value of speaking with a clear authoritative voice on the inclusion of disabled people in STEMM education and employment.
Our partnership aims to bring collective action and a strategic approach to strengthening the inclusion of disabled people in STEMM and believes that by working collaboratively and having a common purpose, we can maximise impact. The representatives of the member organisations will work together to contribute to and influence policy development on STEMM disability issues and will seek to use their evidence and expertise to influence government and other leading decision makers. The Committee will aim to ensure that it acts as a point of contact for organisations or individuals seeking to raise issues of concern to disabled people in STEMM, sharing and signposting to relevant resources.
Equal Engineers has been set up to make the Engineering & Technology sector more Diverse & Inclusive. This sector is lacking in diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups, which is proven to improve performance, growth, and health, safety and wellbeing.
EqualEngineers provide a solution through media, training and events.
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