Women in STEM: Inspiring the next generations
  • Rolle Marquee, Plymouth University

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In excess of 630,000 women work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) occupations in the UK, including thousands of ground-breaking and innovative researchers, examining subjects as diverse and varied as the cognitive development of infants or developing code for the latest smartphone software. 

Building on the success of the 2016 event, Plymouth University is proud to present this Women in STEM conference. 

The event will bring together students, employers, teachers, post-doctoral and early career researchers as well as experienced academics to share experiences and suggest actions for women and girls in STEM.

Keynote abstract

Women in STEM: Today. Tomorrow. The Future. Our Society needs you! (Speaker: Rubi Kaur)

In today’s fast moving technology world, no one should we left behind. Our society needs Women in STEM to be part of this incredible journey towards the next technology revolution. We need a pipeline of the next generation Women entrepreneurs, Women innovators and Women tech inventors. With the number of females entering the Tech sector declining in the UK, a radical step change is needed to inspire the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. It is time to focus on the positives, so that we embrace full diversity, harness the greater outcomes and are not to be left behind. It’s time to take our place to help shape the technology landscape and gigabit economy, driven by emerging technologies of automation, artificial intelligence and Big Data.

This event is open to all. Please register your attendance via the above the link.

Contact events@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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Speaker biography: Rubi Kaur

Rubi is a Senior Technical Architect at Vodafone Group with over 20 years' technical lead experience from previous technology and management roles at BT, O2 and the UK government. She has a BSc (Hons) Physics and Computer Science, an MSc Optoelectronics and recently completed an Executive MBA at Henley Management Business School. 

In 2012 Rubi led her team to win the Business Green IT Team of the Year and the UK Government Treasury Finance Award for Sustainability. Rubi is a Fellow of the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT), also serving on the committee for BCSWomen and the SteerCo for the Vodafone Group Women's network, where she leads the “Inspiring Leadership” programme.

Rubi is passionate for the encouragement and advancement for more Women in Technology and was recently elected to the BCS Advisory Council. She was a judge for Computer Weekly's Most Influential Women in the UK IT awards in 2016.

Location of the Rolle Plaza Marquee on campus

Please view the map alongside for the location of the Rolle Plaza Marquee on the University campus.

Further information on getting here

International Women's Day 2017 events on the University website

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