In 2018 New Zealand and the UK celebrate 125 and 100 years respectively of women's suffrage. These milestones highlight how far we’ve come as nations. They also illustrate there is more to do - including correcting the under-representation of women in STEM sectors. This year we are holding a series of events looking at this issue and discussing steps that we can take to address it.
The British High Commission and Chiasma Dunedin invite you to join us for a conversation with Siân Cleaver, hosted by Otago Museum. Siân is a Principal Mission Systems Engineer at Airbus UK, working on the design and development of future European Space Agency exploration missions. She has also served as the Chair of the UK WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Young Women’s Board and regularly participates in outreach activities as a STEM Ambassador.
We will chat about:
· Siân’s role at Airbus UK
· What it’s like being a woman working in a STEM sector and the challenges she has faced
· Her advice for graduates in STEM subjects
· The resources available to support STEM graduates, especially young women
Food will be provided.
5.45pm—6:00pm, Wednesday 11 July