Women Innovators in Foundation Industries – Workshop Series

The Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge is delighted to launch a series of workshops and networking events for 2023.

Event Details


09.30 - 16.45


Exeter & Online

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About the Challenge

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge is a programme of interventions designed to stimulate scale-up of the innovative technologies necessary to ensure a sustainable future for the Foundation Industries (Cement, Glass, Ceramics, Paper, Metals and Bulk Chemicals). Part of this sustainable future relies on new players for new innovations, skills and perspectives.

About the events

Over the next year, Women Innovators in Foundation Industries (WINFI) are launching a series of regional events to:

  • Increase the visibility of innovators within and outside the Foundation Industries
  • Enable the “inner innovator” of these professionals
  • Provide exposure to better ways of working
  • Encourage cross-sector collaboration

If you are a stakeholder working in any of the Foundation Industries or related materials sectors, register for our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

Circular Economy in the South West – Workshop & Networking Event 28th February 2023 | 09.30 – 16.45 | Exeter & Online

This insightful event aims to provide a platform for businesses and early career researchers (ECRs) to network and discuss the topic of circular economy for materials. The event will feature talks from innovative businesses implementing circular economy, an interactive workshop facilitated by Cirklo and Accelar, and a roadmapping activity facilitated by the UKRI Circular Economy Hub.

Confirmed Speakers:
Sophie Jackson – Circular Economy Strategy Lead, Circular&Co
Lucy Crane – ESG & Sustainability Manager, Cornish Lithium
Sara Howard – Ceramicist, Circular Ceramics
Sonja Peacock – Sustainability Specialist, DS Smith
Edita Adamcikova – Head of ESG,  Viridor

#IamRemarkable Workshop – 16th March 2023 | 09.30 – 12 | Online

This year for international Women’s Day, WINFI invites you to champion success for yourself, your organisation and others in your workplace. Facilitated by Kelly Botham, the #IamRemarkable initiative strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings. At the heart of the #IamRemarkable initiative is a 90-minute workshop.

The goals:

  • Improve self-promotion motivation and skills
  • Change social perceptions towards self-promotion
  • Increase awareness of the hurdles women and underrepresented groups face in the workplace and beyond

Previous events

Meet Women Innovators in the Foundation Industries (WINFI)

In this webinar, we wanted to put a spotlight on women innovators in the Foundation Industries, but also to go beyond their identity to learn about their specific entrepreneurial journeys and their innovations that are making an impact today.


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