Challenging Recruitment Stereotypes – Diversity and Inclusivity in the Metals Industry

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Theatre :  Skills, Training and Strategy 


As the world moves through the fourth industrial revolution, the changing nature of work, gender, diversity and inclusion matter more than ever.

Gender, diversity and inclusion – equity – matter because diverse societies, communities, groups and teams produce significantly better outcomes for all members.

This is as true anywhere as it is in the metals industry where inclusion (particularly for women) in companies from the board down, has been on the agenda for a number of years now. Beyond the fundamental values of equality and equity, study after study has demonstrated the benefits of diversity on financial and operating performance.

Jacqui Murray, Philippa Oldham and Sue Black will share their experiences and views on how the sector has progressed, and what needs to be done next to ensure greater diversity in the workplace.

Jacqui Murray, Director Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UKJacqui Murray Deputy Director
Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UK
Mike ThakoordinMike Thakoordin EDI Projects
Durham University
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Sue BlackSue Black Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University

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