Driving the Electric Revolution - tackling equality, diversity and inclusion in the PEMD sector

Posted on: 14/12/2021
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Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series is dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector.

Women make up 51% of the UK population, yet only 12% work in engineering. People from minority ethnic backgrounds make up 8% of the engineering and technical workforce. Research has shown us the benefits of working with a diverse and inclusive team and the data demonstrates that having a diverse team increases productivity levels. Yet an equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) imbalance within the PEMD technology industry remains an issue.

The Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge at UK Research and Innovation is committed to raising awareness of EDI issues within the PEMD community. Building on the success of its Engaging a Diverse Workforce for the Future webinar from 2020, it presents a series of webinars dedicated to championing EDI in engineering and PEMD technology.

By attending, or watching these webinar recordings, you will gain the opportunity to hear what people from engineering and similar sectors are doing towards promoting EDI in their field. They explore why we’re not seeing an increase in EDI in these sectors, discuss the barriers we need to overcome and explore collective solutions.

Email Sven Knowles if you wish to present at a webinar or be introduced to these companies.

Upcoming Webinar from this series

Supporting EDI in the engineering workplace

Thursday 10th February 2022 from 15:00 – 16:00

Gain insights into how you and your teams can embed equality, diversity and inclusion into your business – and why this is beneficial to your employees and organisation alike.

Previous Webinar Recordings from this series

The importance of including EDI in PEMD training

Recorded on 30th September 2021, our expert panel highlights practical considerations when developing and delivering inclusive training programmes.

Encouraging diversity and inclusion in research and industry

Recorded on 28th October 2021, watch this session to explore the importance of EDI in research and industry and the tangible benefits it can bring to your company.

Inclusive language and leadership

Recorded 25th November 2021, this session explores the importance of applying inclusive language and leadership into your business.

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