It's not just for Women... - Why we need EDI & Women's Networks in the 21st Century

G42 Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building [Y3]
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students
Tuesday 7th March 2017 (18:00-20:00)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)

CivSoc and WISE, two of the College's student societies, are happy to co-host an exclusive event with CH2M and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to celebrate International Women's Day.

Inspired by recent pushes for greater clarity in what companies are doing about equality, diversity and inclusivity by the WISE Campaign and Royal Academy of Engineering, we are delighted to host an evening of networking and discussion on this important topic.

CH2M and their Women’s Network invite you, as prospective engineers of the future, to join professionals from a variety of disciplines and companies to discuss how you feel about EDI staff networks and what you’re looking for from your potential employers.  We will also argue the case for why we need EDI and gender diversity in industry.

You will have the opportunity to meet engineers with a range of expertise including:

  • Rebecca Bailey, CH2M Water Engineer
  • Joanne Haskins, ICE STEM Ambassador of the Year 2016
  • Mark Hipwell, CH2M Bridge Engineer
  • Anna Hinton, ICE Education and Inspiration Board Member

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with discussions commencing at 6:30pm. STEM students from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend and get involved with the session.

More information is available on WISE’s Facebook page.


The University will also be marking International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March with a social media campaign run by the Alumni Office. Head to @birminghamalum on Twitter and Instagram to share your #UoBWomen story and more information is available online.