Influencing your world - getting women onto public boards


11-06-2009

Women are currently under-represented on Public Boards and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology are keen to encourage and support more women to apply for Public Board membership.

The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) want to encourage and support more women onto public boards, where they are currently under-represented. Being a member of a public board develops a range of important skills, such as strategic thinking and problem solving. It provides valuable networking opportunities and a chance to put professional knowledge into broader use for the benefit of your profession and society as a whole. The UKRC are very keen to actively encourage women to apply for public board vacancies and are holding a free lunchtime seminar for women who are interested in applying for a board vacancy in the next two years.

The session will include:
- an overview of why it is important to increase the diversity of public boards.
- practical information on the types of boards an the work they do.
- talks by woman who have experience serving on public boards.
- tips on completing an application for a public board.
- the opportunity to network and ask questions.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Sophie Rocks, Centre Manager, Collaborative Centre of Excellence in Understanding and Managing Natural and Environmental Risks, Cranfield University.

This free seminar will be held on Thursday 18th June from 12:00-14:00 at Newnham College and includes lunch.  Please register in advance at www.camawise.org.uk/meetings or by email to info@camawise.org.uk

This meeting is jointly organised by Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering, The University of Cambridge Women's Network and the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET.

To read more information, click here.

Cambridge AWiSE is a regional network for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) in both industry and academia. It supports recruitment, retention, promotion and return to a STEMM career after a break. We bring together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information, and inspiration. We provide regular workshops, training, talks, networking opportunities and information through our website and newsletter.

Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE)