Driving the Electric Revolution presents: Encouraging diversity and inclusion in research and industry

Join us for the latest session in Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector. This session will explore the importance of EDI in research and industry and the tangible benefits it can bring to your company.

Event Details
When

Thu 28 Oct 2021

15.00 - 16.00

Where

Online

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Join us for the latest session in Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector. This session will explore the importance of EDI in research and industry and the tangible benefits it can bring to your company.

Webinar recording is now available

 

During this webinar you’ll have the opportunity to hear from an experienced panel who are all working to promote EDI in their companies. They’ll be discussing:

  • why having EDI in research and industry is so critical,
  • the benefits in research and industry if diversity and inclusion was the norm,
  • how championing EDI in your company can reap tangible benefits.

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About this webinar series

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