Power electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) technology is helping to change our world. But how can the sector meet the needs of our diverse society if we do not fully represent it?

Women make up 51% of the UK population, yet only 12% work in engineering. People from minority ethnic backgrounds make up 8% of the engineering and technical workforce. Research has shown us the benefits of working with a diverse and inclusive team and the data demonstrates that having a diverse team increases productivity levels. Yet an equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) imbalance within the PEMD technology industry remains an issue.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge at UK Research and Innovation is committed to raising awareness of EDI issues within the PEMD community. Building on the success of its “Engaging a Diverse Workforce for the Future” webinar from 2020, it presents a series of webinars dedicated to championing EDI in engineering and PEMD technology.

These monthly sessions are an opportunity to hear what people from engineering and similar sectors are doing towards promoting EDI in their field. They will explore why we’re not seeing an increase in EDI in these sectors, discuss the barriers we need to overcome and explore collective solutions.

Webinars | Here’s what’s scheduled for the series

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