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What works in diversity and inclusion? (Online)

What works in diversity and inclusion? (Online)

This year’s Academy annual Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) conference, which will convene the engineering community, aims to increase understanding of what works in diversity and inclusion and accelerate adoption of successful solutions.

The conference will address important sub-themes during the day, including:

  • How to measure D&I success
  • What works when creating and maintaining inclusive cultures
  • The successes and pitfalls when building inclusive systems, services and products.

Join us to hear from leading engineering companies and discuss how we can achieve our D&I ambitions, utilise employee perspectives to identify and develop impactful measures, and create inclusive systems and products where inherent bias is eliminated.


Zoom webinar opens

Welcome address
Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE FREng – Chair, Royal Academy of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Opening panel: How to measure diversity and inclusion success


Panel discussion: What helps to make an inclusive culture?


Panel discussion: Developing inclusive systems and products: Success and pitfalls

An evidence-based future for D&I
Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Academy of Engineering

Feedback and next steps



  • Carl Hickson, Head of Talent Projects & Education, bp
  • Dr Ollie Folayan, Head of ProcessHead of Process, Optimus Plus
  • Polly Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Pavneet Khurana, Head of Inclusion & Projects, Unleashed
  • Yetunde King, GEEP Alumni and Graduate Engineer
  • Greg Turner-Smart, Group Inclusion and Diversity Lead, Rolls Royce
  • Harriet Rees, Head of Data Science, Starling Bank
  • Ellie Cosgrave, Director of Research and Community Interest, Publica
  • Olivia Sweeney, Consultant, Resource Futures


This event is free of charge, but registration is required. After registering your place, you will receive an email that contains login details to join the online event:

If you have any questions, please contact Sophie McCallum, Events Coordinator at the Royal Academy of Engineering.


Event Type: Conference
City: Zoom
Country: Online
Date: 15 Mar 2022