Re-Engineering Pride Webinar Series – Going Beyond the Rainbow

As Pride Month unfolds, many companies adopt logos reflecting the pride or progress pride flag. While these gestures are important, they sometimes raise questions about the depth of commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, leading to accusations of pinkwashing or rainbow-washing.

At InterEngineering, we believe that impactful change in diversity and inclusion goes beyond symbols. It’s about creating genuine and lasting initiatives within our workplaces.

This month, as part of our ongoing webinar series, we’re focusing on moving beyond the rainbow flag to discuss actionable steps that engineering organisations can take to foster inclusivity.

We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming webinar, where we will delve into meaningful discussions on how to integrate genuine diversity and inclusion practices into your professional environment. This session is not just about celebrating Pride Month, but about exploring how we can make a real difference throughout the year.

The webinar will cover a range of topics aimed at creating sustainable inclusivity within the engineering sector. Our speakers will share their expertise on effective strategies and initiatives that go beyond mere symbolic support. Whether you’re an industry veteran or just beginning your journey in engineering, this session promises valuable insights that can help you enhance your workplace culture.

We believe in creating spaces where everyone feels valued and included. This webinar is part of our broader commitment to supporting the InterEngineering community and fostering environments where diversity thrives.

   

Meet our Speakers

Our webinar features a line-up of distinguished speakers who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of diversity and inclusion. They are ready to share their insights on how to make a tangible impact within your organisation.

 

  •  Erik Tomlin
    EDI Platform Manager at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Erik Tomlin has been at the forefront of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s efforts to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). With a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in engineering, Erik will provide valuable insights into creating platforms that promote genuine inclusivity. His talk will focus on strategic initiatives that organisations can implement to support EDI goals effectively.

  • Kristina Korsaks
    Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Kristina Korsaks brings a practical approach to diversity and inclusion within the engineering landscape. At the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at fostering a more inclusive environment. Kristina’s session will highlight actionable strategies that go beyond surface-level commitments, offering practical advice on how to embed these practices into your organisation’s culture.

  • Tate Smith
    Founder and Director at Tate Smith Consulting

Tate Smith is an expert in building inclusive workplace cultures and has worked with various organisations to develop robust diversity and inclusion frameworks. As the founder and director of his own consulting firm, Tate will share his insights on how to create a workplace where everyone feels they belong. His discussion will focus on embedding genuine inclusivity into organisational practices, ensuring that diversity is more than just a box-ticking exercise.

We’re excited to bring these thought leaders together for a discussion that promises to be both inspiring and informative.

Their combined expertise will provide you with practical tools and strategies to create a more inclusive and supportive workplace.

Join us for this insightful session and be part of a community dedicated to fostering authentic diversity and inclusion in the engineering sector.

Excitement is building as we gear up for the third Practical Engineering Education Conference (PEE24), scheduled to take place on July 2nd and 3rd at The University of Sheffield’s Diamond Building. Organised by Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE), this conference promises to be an enlightening experience for educators keen on advancing practical teaching within engineering curriculums.

To celebrate the launch of the Sustainability Toolkit on the 18th March 2024, we will be participating in a series of events to showcase this much-needed resource for integrating sustainability throughout engineering education.

In the first of two launch events for the Sustainability Toolkit*, we will be presenting at the ‘Engineers 2030: Rethinking engineering and technology skills for the 21st century’ event, co-created by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineers Without Borders UK, part of the Academy’s wider Engineers 2030 project.

 

Please note that this event is now only available online. If you wish to join the event on Zoom please click here to register for online attendance.

Visit the Royal Academy of Engineering’s website to learn more about this event.

*We will be holding an EPC webinar, Introducing the Sustainability Toolkit (on the 28th March), click here to register.

A unique gathering for engineering leadership teams in academia and industry

Location: Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China

Date: Sunday 14th to Wednesday 17th January 2024

Themes: Skills & Talent / Educational Transformation / Discovery & Innovation / Societal Impact

On Tuesday 7th November 2023, school pupils, university students and engineers travelled to London for the highly prestigious Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal Award Ceremony to receive recognition for their work in creating a Prototype based on a school pupils engineering idea.

 

Join Siemens at their first global online gathering and learn about the Sustainability Toolkit.

Please join Siemens online at 15.00-16.00 CEST (14.00-15.00 BST) on Wednesday 7th June to hear news from the network and connect with sustainability-engaged educators from around the world. If you are attending the gathering from a time zone other than CEST or BST please click here to check what time the session takes place in your time zone.

Please note, this is NOT an EPC-run event, please click the ‘Register’ button below to be redirected to an external website where you can register to attend.

 

 

The UK & Ireland EERN is pleased to announce that their Annual Symposium is back ‘live and in person’ following their virtual events of recent times.

This year’s Symposium will be hosted by WMG, University of Warwick. Building on the success of their previous events, colleagues are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at: The Student Experience: From Evolution to Revolution? The contribution of pedagogical research in enhancing engineering education. Click here to find out more about the Call for Papers and how to submit your abstract.

This is NOT an EPC-run event. Please click the ‘Register’ button below to be redirected to an external website to register.

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