Scottish WIT seminar

Although womenintechnology aims to help the cause of women in IT all across the UK (and the world, given time!) most of our events are based in London – so it’s great to see that Scotland is joining in on the debate too. Dundee University is hosting a seminar to discuss the issues that effect women in the science and engineering sectors, from work / life balance to the glass ceiling.

Organised by the University and gender group FAST-DOT Project, the seminar “Women in Science and Engineering: Inspiring Perspectives from Academia and Industry” features leading females from these industries and the academic world. They will share experiences and discuss what can be done to encourage more women into the fields and help them progress their careers in these areas.

According to STV, Dr. Maria Cataluna, one of the event organisers, said: “This will be an informal event where the audience will have the opportunity to engage and ask questions to our guest speakers, who are truly inspirational scientists and engineers. We will discuss issues that ultimately affect everyone, and so we hope that male engineers and scientists will also participate in the meeting – particularly those that are interested in improving the gender balance in their groups and organisations.”

This sounds like a great event – I’d be really interested in what these women have to say!