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The Royal Society's annual Diversity Conference, working towards diverse research leadership.

Overview

The Royal Society is committed to increasing diversity in STEM by seeking out participation from under-represented groups, in order to build and develop a world in which studying and working in science are open to all. This year’s conference will explore barriers to diverse leadership in STEM and how the research community can work together to overcome them.

Our 2018 conference brings you high-profile speakers from STEM academia and industry who will share their expertise in creating inclusive leadership teams and overcoming barriers to success. Highlights include Professor Michelle Ryan exploring why the precarious ‘glass cliff’ makes it harder for under-represented groups to achieve their leadership ambitions, and an afternoon address by Court of Appeal judge and Chairman of the Judicial College, Lady Justice Rafferty. Panel discussions will bring together experts from across AI, chemistry, engineering and other fields to discuss barriers to diverse leadership, such as gender pay gaps and research funding decisions, and delegates will be able to share their own ideas on solutions to these barriers at roundtable discussions. Our eminent speakers will also be sharing their views on how the scientific community can better support under-represented groups into leadership roles.

The conference will be of particular interest to the research community, scientists, diversity practitioners, learned academies and societies, professional bodies and policy-makers.

Schedule

10:15-10:45
Keynote address

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10:45-12:00
What are the barriers to diverse leadership?

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13:30-14:15
The Glass Cliff

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14:35-15:50
How do we support under-represented groups to put themselves forward?

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