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How should we celebrate and support diversity in STEM - a younger perspective

The NHLI Athena Lecture series was launched in 2016 with the aim of increasing the profile and visibility of female academics. The lectures are chaired by the Institute Lead for Equality and showcase high-profile female scientists and their careers.

We have now held a series of succcesful annual lectures that have spanned a range of topics to increase awareness of women in STEM.

Athena SWAN Lecture 2019

How should we celebrate and support diversity in STEM - a younger perspective

On Wednesday 9 January 2019 Dr Mike Cox facilitated a session with three speakers:

  • Dr Jess Wade - Physics PDRA who was part of the team that set up the Women in STEM Group at Imperial College.
  • Dr Faith Uwadiae - recently ran a Twitter campaign highlighting a black scientist every day for Black History Month.
  • Siena Castellon - a sixteen-year old nationally recognised autism and neurodiversity advocate who founded Quantum Leap Mentoring.