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  1. Women in Engineering WISE – 10 Steps Plan

  2. Agenda • Context for the 10 Steps Plan • Where we are today • What does this mean for you

  3. Context • Perkins Review – BIS – Number 10 • Realisation among the WISE strategic alliance that we needed to come together • Collaboration not competition • Share what works • Focus on the outcome

  4. Three areas for collaboration Make the case Build the pipeline Sustain the pipeline

  5. Three areas for collaboration Make the case • Government • Employers • Professional bodies • Parents and children Build the pipeline Sustain the pipeline

  6. Three areas for collaboration Make the case Build the pipeline • In school programmes • WISE Ambassadors • Careers support • Colleges and Universities Sustain the pipeline

  7. Three areas for collaboration Make the case Build the pipeline Sustain the pipeline • Action by employers • Support from Institutions • Regulation • Disclosure

  8. 10 Steps • Let’s focus on what we believe (know) makes a difference • Be inclusive • A call to action • Generate commitment - Chairman and CEOs - Number 10 + BIS • Get on with it!

  9. Understand the starting point, describe a measurable end point Educate your leaders, give them responsibility for change Don’t go it alone Demonstrate to women you want to retain them Change mindsets and behaviour by challenging bias 10 Steps Sponsor female talent to the same extent as you do for men Go back to basics in designing jobs Be attentive to what women need in career development support Make flexible working a reality for all Increase transparency of opportunities for progression

  10. Understand the starting point, describe a measurable end point • Not easy (quotas vs. targets) - Hopefully we now accept that a level of (public) ambition is needed - 30% Club, Davies Report • Data is powerful (and hard to come by) - No standards - Limited disclosure • Measure and challenge - Are you happy with where you are? - What does good look like? • Like any project – work back from the outcome - This is a business issue