Event: Innovation Alliance WM Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast: Women in STEM-based Business – Barriers and Enablers to Progression

14 March 2019

Our next Innovation Policy and Practice Breakfast event will be a panel discussion on ‘Women in STEM-based business – barriers and enablers to progression’.

Of the core STEM workforce about 25% are women but only 13% of managers are women – and the numbers are much lower in engineering and technology-based business.

As there are compelling business reasons to seek gender balance at all levels of businesses this session will explore how to overcome barriers and to enable the progression of women in science and technology focused business, with a panel with experience in digital, transport, construction, engineering and other sectors.

Date: Thursday 4th April 2019 at 07.45am – 09.30am

Theme: Women in STEM-based business – barriers and enablers to progression


  • Tracy Westall (Chair), non-Exec Director DoT, and Advisory Board Innovation Birmingham
  • Faye Pressly, Vanti
  • Charlotte Horobin, Make UK
  • Kate Ashworth, Egnida
  • Jane Whitlock, Deloitte

Hosts and venue:

Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, Technology HUB, Unit 6, Noble Way, Birmingham, B6 7EU


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Keerti on KeertiR@innovationbham.com.


We are delighted that this session is part of #DIDFEST2019 #WomeninTech month (see http://www.didfest.com/)