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Lunchtime Lecture - The Power of Psychlogical Safety and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM

Lunchtime Lecture - The Power of Psychlogical Safety and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM

This lecture presented by Dr Mark McBride-Wright MBE CEng, Founder & CEO at EqualEngineers explores the role of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in addressing skills gaps, share impactful case studies, plus a demonstration on practical DEI strategies to enhance productivity and safety within teams.

Dr Mark McBride-Wright MBE CEng MIChemE is a recognised diversity and inclusion leader. He is the recipient of the prestigious Rooke Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2022 for his work in promoting in engineering to the public. In June 2023 he was awarded an MBE for services to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the King’s Birthday Honours. He is a Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering Leadership at University College London, and author of The SAFE Leader© (due for release in March 2024). 

He is Founder and Managing Director of EqualEngineers, a company offering a wide array of diversity & inclusion consultancy and training services, as well as creative events. Mark has delivered over 50 Engineering & Technology careers fairs since 2017 connecting over 10,000 diverse opportunity-seekers with over 100 inclusive employers. Mark also founded the Equality in Engineering conference, and the Engineering Talent Awards, and established the Masculinity in Engineering research theme leading to a new way to deliver more impactful positive interventions on organisational culture change. EqualEngineers has trained thousands of engineers on creating inclusive cultures from front line leaders and operatives to senior leadership and executive teams. Clients include EDF Energy, SSE, Eurostar, GKN Aerospace, Institution of Mechanical Engineers amongst others.

Mark is a Chartered Engineer (IChemE) by training with a focus on health and safety, having worked at KBR Inc (2013-2017) and ERM (2012-2013) before pursuing his work in diversity. He also holds a doctorate (PhD) in chemical engineering at Imperial College London (2009-2013). 

If you would like to attend this talk please contact Sarah at the Secretariat for the Zoom invitation.

09/07/2024 - 1pm-2pm
Online via Zoom