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Women in Engineering

June 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am BST

| Free

Women in Engineering at Poole Maritime Festival

How do we address the gender balance in engineering?

As the Women in Engineering Society celebrates its 100th birthday, and the SWIB Woman in Engineering Award Winner is announced, we look ahead to recruiting and retaining the next generation of women in engineering as part of the business programme at Poole Maritime Festival.

Hear inspiring stories from our guest panel and join round table discussions with manufacturers and engineers from across the region.

Anjie Rook, Business Support and Services Director with the RNLI, Lesley Keets, COO from Actisense and Victoria Sergeant from Siemens will be sharing their experiences of working within engineering and manufacturing, followed by round table discussions which look at the challenges of recruiting and retaining women in engineering.

Diana Parkes will also be explaining the Womens Sat Nav to Success survey.

Who should attend? Senior Managers from Engineering and Manufacturing, Marine, Education and Recruitment with an interest in inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators.

This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: *Fishery & Aquaculture, *Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, *Coal, Steel and shipbuilding sectors,*Synthetic Fibres, *Generalised School Age Education, *Banking and Insurance Companies. (*please follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:

Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help


June 5
8:30 am - 11:30 am


RNLI College
West Quay
Poole, BH15 1HZ United Kingdom