Please note new venue – The Forum
How can we encourage the next generation to be the scientists of tomorrow? What can we do to close the gender pay gap in STEMM? How can we overcome the barriers facing women working in science? Be inspired by mingling with our Living Posters to discover different roles and hear from a panel of inspirational women who will explore the challenges and opportunities faced working in STEMM.
Professor of Microbiology at UEA, Laura Bowater, will be in conversation with journalist and author, Angela Saini; co-founder/Director at InnovateHer and Liverpool Girl Geeks, Chelsea Slater; electrical engineer and IET’s Young Engineer of the Year, Dr Ozak Esu, and nanochemist and science presenter and writer, Dr Suze Kundu.
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About Angela Saini:
For hundreds of years, women have been portrayed as physically weaker naturally chaste. Charles Darwin also described them as “inferior intellectually”. Science journalist Angela Saini has investigated these gender stereotypes, how they have been perpetuated by scientists, and explored the ways in which many of them are based on shaky grounds.
In her critically-acclaimed new book Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows It, now out in paperback, Angela writes about new research that is utterly rewriting what we thought we knew. It is an enlightening and empowering account that has sparked debate all over the world.
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Chelsea Slater:
Chelsea Slater works tirelessly to achieve gender equality within the tech sector.
Her direct experiences of inequality within the sector inspired her to start her first business Liverpool Girl Geeks in 2013. Now, Co-Founder of InnovateHer, she has ambitious plans to support teenage girls across the UK through a nationwide tech programme, providing them with the soft and hard skills needed in order to have a thriving career within tech.
About Dr Ozak Esu:
Dr Ozak Esu is an Electrical Engineer at Cundall where she leads the design of coordinated electrical building services on international construction projects. She graduated from Loughborough University with a BEng First-Class Honours and a PhD both in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Her leadership and contributions to engineering were recognised through numerous awards in 2017. She was named in The Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 list and received two prestigious awards from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); the IET Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Medal, and the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year award.
About Dr Suze Kundu:
The world around us is made of ‘stuff.’ From a very early age, Suze been fascinated by this stuff, often breaking things apart to try and figure out how everything worked. Luckily science has allowed her to turn this destructive curiosity into a career, first through a BSc in Chemistry, then an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and finally a PhD in Materials Chemistry at University College London in 2012. Continuing her quest to be an eternal student, Suze has since studied for a teaching qualification, and was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London and the University of Surrey’s Chemical and Process Engineering Department. She is now Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science.
Although her research area is functional nanomaterials, as a science communicator Suze is able to delve into the wider applications of chemistry, physics and materials science and engineering all around us, and loves sharing this through live lectures, as a science presenter on the Discovery Channel, on the radio, and as a science writer for Forbes Magazine and Standard Issue.
Wednesday 24 October
Venue: The Forum – please note new venue
Tickets go off-sale 15 hours prior to the event. Tickets may be available at The Forum’s ticket office on the day.