The University of St Andrews society Women In Work, which promotes female participation in all careers and seeks to break down socio-economic, ethnic and gender barriers, has organised a Women in STEM event. Women in Work is the only student-run, woman-led society in St Andrews that provides practical, tangible advice and networking opportunities to specifically women students.
On 5th February 2019, Women in Work will host the first event of the semester “Women In STEM”. This will take place at Hotel Du Vin, St Andrews, from 6.15pm. The event will be an evening of panel discussion, speeches and Q&A. They will host five eminent, leading women who work in the STEM sectors:
- Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell – Northern Irish astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsars in 1967.
- Professor Lesley Yellowlees – British inorganic chemist and the first woman to hold the role of the president of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- Dr Priyanka Joshi – Biochemist specialising in research on Alzheimer’s disease, originally from India, featured on the Vogue 25 list of the most influential women in the UK.
- Gen Ashley – ‘Coder in Heels’, Director at Women Who Code, Lead at Google WomenTechMakers London.
- Ewa Magiera – Head of Communities at Code First Girls
The event is proudly sponsored by the School of Biology’s Equality and Diversity Committee, Hotel Du Vin and Accenture.
Here is the Facebook link to the event.