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Inspiring women in STEM: celebrating the journey

Microsoft Teams Live
Monday 8th March 2021 (18:00-19:30)
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Inspiring women in STEM: celebrating the journey

Monday 8 March, 6 - 7.30pm
Microsoft Teams Live

In 2019, only 35% of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students at UK universities are female. Here at Nottingham, we're working hard to raise the profile of women in STEM and encourage our students and alumni to become empowering role models for the next generation. 

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are hosting “Inspiring Women in STEM: celebrating the journey”, a virtual talk hosted by Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Professor Sarah Sharples. Our talk will explore the challenges women face working in the male-dominated fields of STEM and how we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world. We will discuss women’s struggles, while also celebrating successes, showcasing triumphs and identifying ways in which we can all contribute to making change happen.

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Our speakers
Jennifer DiMambro 150x
Jennifer DiMambro (Mechanical Engineering with Russian, 1996) - Principal, Americas Science, Technology & Industry Leader, Arup I joined Arup straight after graduating from Nottingham and started work in the Industrial Projects Group. After six years I took a leave of absence for a year to travel, and on my return moved into our Building Engineering team which is the area Arup is probably best known for - highly integrated, sustainable, architectural engineering. 

In late 2019 I took an opportunity to move to New York to lead our Science, Industry and Technology (SIT) business in the Americas. 

Outside of my business leader role I am an IMechE mentor, and supervisor to a range of staff in our NY team. I have an MSt from University of Cambridge in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment, which I did part-time, sponsored by Arup.


Doreen Anene 150x
Doreen Anene (Animal Science, 2022) - Founder and Director of The STEM Belle

Doreen is a 4th year PhD student at the University of Nottingham and is a dedicated representative for women in science from developing countries.

She is the founder of The STEM Belle, a female and youth led initiative that is stimulating the interest of schoolgirls towards science subjects and disciplines. Her objective is to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.


Yasmin Ali 150x
Yasmin Ali (Chemical Engineering, 2010) - Energy Innovation Project Manager, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Yasmin is a chartered chemical engineer, passionate about the future of energy. After graduating, she joined E.ON’s engineering and leadership graduate scheme, and worked in conventional power generation as well as oil and gas exploration and production projects and operations, and district heating.

She is now an innovation project manager for the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, running energy innovation projects to help the UK achieve its decarbonisation goals.

She is also an avid promoter of engineering, regularly visiting schools, presenting at events, and writing for mainstream media about the achievements of engineers. Yasmin was awarded the Women's Engineering Society Young Woman Engineer 2013, and have been shortlisted for a number of other industry awards.



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