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Women in Engineering

October 22nd 2019

Women in Engineering Leadership Conference

The Inclusive Boards: women in engineering leadership conference took place at the Institute of Directors (IoD) on October 22nd 2019. Hosted by Dr Jan Peters, an expert in gender and diversity issues in STEM. The Women in Engineering Leadership Conference was an opportunity for delegates to learn from inspirational speakers with first-hand experience of increasing the representation of women in the sector, share best practices for encouraging women into leadership positions and how to strengthen your network in the sector.

speakers

Alison Littley

Alison Littley

NED: Geoffrey Osborne Ltd

Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Dr. Jane Atkinson

Dr. Jane Atkinson

Executive Director Engineering and Automation for Bilfinger UK Ltd.

Dr Nike Folayan

Dr Nike Folayan

Chairperson & Associate Director – Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers

Dr Sarah Peers

Dr Sarah Peers

Founder Director, Peers & Peers

Jacqueline Castle

Jacqueline Castle

Chief Engineer: Airbus

Joanna Wood

Joanna Wood

Engineering Director at BAE Systems

Loraine Martins MBE

Loraine Martins MBE

Director D&I – Network Rail

Meshi Taka

Meshi Taka

Principal Engineer / Project ManagerWater, Ports and PowerCivil and Infrastructure

Mark Lomas

Mark Lomas

Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion – HS2

Rebecca Strachan

Rebecca Strachan

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Knowledge Exchange at Northumbria University

Sara Poxon

Sara Poxon

Head of Operations: Rolls-Royce Electrical

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WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

top 10 leaders 2019

1. Dr. Jane Atkinson

1. Dr. Jane Atkinson

Executive Director Engineering and Automation for Bilfinger UK Ltd.

2. Dawn Bonfield

2. Dawn Bonfield

Professor of Inclusive Engineering at Aston University

3. Bridget Rosewell

3. Bridget Rosewell

Senior Independent Director Appointed to the Network Rail Board

4. Dr Hayaatun Sillem

4. Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering

5. Dr Sarah Williamson

5. Dr Sarah Williamson

Technical Director with Laing O’Rourke

6. Alison Atkinson

6. Alison Atkinson

AWE PLC Board Director

7. Katherine Bennett

7. Katherine Bennett

Vice President of Airbus

8. Rebecca DeNiro

8. Rebecca DeNiro

Managing Director GB&I

9. Roma Agrawal

9. Roma Agrawal

Chartered Structural Engineer, Public Sector Framework Manager (AECOM)

10. Amanda Quadling

10. Amanda Quadling

Technical Director M&I Materials, UK

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WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

top leaders of 2019

Alice Holleworth

Alice Holleworth

Lead Designer at the JN Bentley

Alice Maynard

Alice Maynard

Founder and Managing Director of Future Inclusion

Alice McCullagh

Alice McCullagh

Head of Cities at Dyson

Alison Littley

Alison Littley

Non Executive Director For Norcros Plc

Allison Connick

Allison Connick

Head of HS&E at Integral UK Limited

Amber Hill

Amber Hill

PhD in Biomedical Neuroscience from UCL

Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson

Managing Director at BAE Systems for Europe & International

Anna Patching

Anna Patching

Guarantee Sound Engineer currently working for NEP UK

Annalisa Stupenengo

Annalisa Stupenengo

FPT Industrial CEO and Chairman within CNH Industrial

Anne McMeel

Anne McMeel

Non-Executive Member of the Transport for London (TfL) and Crossrail Ltd (CRL) Boards

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Head Stemette and co-founder of STEMettes

Astrid Fontaine

Astrid Fontaine

Member of the Board for People, Digitalisation and IT

Billie Sequeira

Billie Sequeira

Apprentices and Trainees as a Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) representative

Cathy Travers

Cathy Travers

Managing Director of MacDonald’s UK and Europe region

Daniela Barone Soares

Daniela Barone Soares

CEO and a Non-Executive Director at the intersection of the commercial and impact worlds

Danielle Flynn

Danielle Flynn

Degree apprentice for Jaguar Land Rover

Dervilla Mitchell

Dervilla Mitchell

Worked as an Engineer in the UK, United States and Ireland

Eleanor Stride

Eleanor Stride

Statutory Professor of Biomaterials

Elizabeth Donnelly

Elizabeth Donnelly

Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Engineering Society

Emma Porter

Emma Porter

Worked in the Construction Industry

Emma Taylor

Emma Taylor

CEng FIMechE FSaRS FRSA FRAS

Enass Abo

Enass Abo

Co-Founder and CEO at H2GO Power Ltd

Enrica Ippoliti

Enrica Ippoliti

Senior Project Engineer at Johnson Matthey in London, Uk

Eva Marie Hinkers

Eva Marie Hinkers

Chair of Arup in Europe

Fatumina Abukar

Fatumina Abukar

Doctoral Graduate from UCL

Fritha Bevin-McCrimmons

Fritha Bevin-McCrimmons

Project Engineer for Stantec

Gillian Guy

Gillian Guy

Engineering Sector and Safety

Grazia Vittadini

Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Airbus

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE France Renewable Energy

Helen Townend

Helen Townend

Technical Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Amey

Helena Rivers

Helena Rivers

Mechanical Engineer and Regional Director at AECOM

Hilary Leevers

Hilary Leevers

Engineering UK as Chief Executive

Ines Mazzilli

Ines Mazzilli

Non Executive Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni

Inken Braunschmidt

Inken Braunschmidt

Chief Innovation and Digital Officer at Halma Plc

Isabel Coman

Isabel Coman

Project Director for the Skanska Costain Strabag (SCS)

Isabel Dedring

Isabel Dedring

Global Transport Leader at Arup

Isabelle Maddock

Isabelle Maddock

Group Finance Director at James Cropper Plc

Jackie Kelly

Jackie Kelly

Group HR Director at Watkin Jones

Jenni Emery

Jenni Emery

Global People and Culture Leader at Arup

Jennifer Allerton

Jennifer Allerton

Non-Executive Director, Sandvik AB

Jennifer Osbaldestin

Jennifer Osbaldestin

Chief Operating Officer for BAE Systems Maritime and Land Sector

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward

Halma’s Board of Directors and Executive Board

Jill Harrower-Steele

Jill Harrower-Steele

Company Secretary and Head of Legal at Lagan Specialist

Jo Davis

Jo Davis

Group HR Director for Mitie

Joanna Wood

Joanna Wood

Group Engineering Director for BAE Systems

Johanna O_Driscoll

Johanna O_Driscoll

Finance Director (FD) Tarmac

Julia Barrett

Julia Barrett

Chief Sustainability Officer

Julie Pope

Julie Pope

International HR executive

Karen Farrell

Karen Farrell

Member of the team at Mick George Ltd

Katy Toms

Katy Toms

Senior Engineer in Exeter

Kerry Porritt

Kerry Porritt

Group Company Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee at Keller Group plc

Kimberly Bartlett

Kimberly Bartlett

Senior Engineer within the Lighting & Energy Solutions team at WSP

Kirsten Bolton

Kirsten Bolton

Marketing director, Willerby Ltd.

Kirsty Bashforth

Kirsty Bashforth

CEO of QuayFive Ltd

Kirsty Gill

Kirsty Gill

Chief People Officer at Arm reporting into the CEO

Kirsty Merson

Kirsty Merson

Solution Engineering Manager at Salesforce and President of the UK Salesforce Women’s Network

Laura Davies

Laura Davies

Design Engineer at Dyson Automotive Research and Design Limited

Lizzie Featherstone

Lizzie Featherstone

Chartered Civil Engineer

Loraine Martins MBE

Loraine Martins MBE

Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail

Louise Hardy

Louise Hardy

Civil Engineer

Louise Williamson

Louise Williamson

Managing Director of BAM FM Ltd.

Lynsey Breen

Lynsey Breen

Managing Director

Margherita Della Valle

Margherita Della Valle

Group Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone and a member of the Vodafone Group PLC board

Maria Katsourou

Maria Katsourou

Project Engineer, Rolls-Royce

Marina Thomas

Marina Thomas

Group Company Secretary at Meggitt Plc

Marion Sears

Marion Sears

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Maxine Mayhew

Maxine Mayhew

Managing Director Natural Resources

Meshi Taka

Meshi Taka

Project Manager, Swapping Consultant

Naomi Climer

Naomi Climer

Co-Chair of the Institute for the Future of Work

Naomi Connell

Naomi Connell

Board of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Contractor

Nichola Skinner

Nichola Skinner

Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary with Bechtel

Nike Folayan

Nike Folayan

Chair and Co-Founder of AFBE-UK

Olivia Sweeney

Olivia Sweeney

Working at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics as an Ethical Buyer for Aroma Chemicals

Pavlina Akritas

Pavlina Akritas

Associate within Arup and Lighting’s Arts and Culture

Phillipa Recchia

Phillipa Recchia

Director at Severfield Plc

Raffaella Ocone

Raffaella Ocone

Professor of Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University

Rachel Skinner

Rachel Skinner

Executive Director and UK Head of Transport at WSP

Rachel Whittaker

Rachel Whittaker

UK Finance Director for Nexperia UK Ltd

Rhiannon Piasecki

Rhiannon Piasecki

Director at DeepOcean

Rosemary McGinness

Rosemary McGinness

Chief People Officer of Weir Group PLC

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Chartered Civil Engineer

Sofia Athanassiou

Sofia Athanassiou

Engineer and a Commercial Director for Connect Plus, (CP)

Susanne Seitz

Susanne Seitz

Vice President, Head of EMEA Region and Member of the Group Executive Management at Landis+Gyr

Suzanne Heywood

Suzanne Heywood

Chairperson, CNH Industrial N.V.

Vanda Murray

Vanda Murray

Non-Executive Director on a number of Boards

Vanessa Burton

Vanessa Burton

Assistant Engineer at Mott MacDonald

Victoria Mitchell

Victoria Mitchell

VP Engineer for ARM

Vinita Marwaha Madill

Vinita Marwaha Madill

Space Operations Engineer based at the European Space Agency (ESA)

Wendy McWilliams

Wendy McWilliams

Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at Wilmott Dixon

Yewande Akinola

Yewande Akinola

Executive Governing Body at the University of Warwick

Women in Engineering Leadership Conference Agenda

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Frequently asked questions

Who can I contact if I have a question about the event?
You can contact us either through Eventbrite or by emailing hello@inclusiveboards.co.uk
What type of engineer is this conference for?
We appreciate the term ‘engineering’ encompasses very different roles and sectors – if you are unsure if the conference content will be relevant to you please contact hello@inclusiveboards.co.uk
Is this for women only?
No. The purpose of the event is to discuss how we can increase the representation of women in positions of leadership throughout the engineering sector and to create a networking platform for senior engineers interested in the topic. We encourage delegates all of all genders to attend and contribute.
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