The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) recently held its annual diversity and inclusion (D&I) ‘Data Driven Culture Change’ event on 27 November 2018 to urge greater use of data to measure and improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the engineering industry.
Henrik Hagemann, our Chief Executive Officer, demonstrated the benefits of taking a data driven approach with Gary Kildare, Chief HR Officer of IBM Corporation Europe. It was a wonderful opportunity to understand the various perspectives of D&I in large and small companies. Gary Kildare expanded on the potential of artificial intelligence and data to improve diversity. Henrik Hagemann also shared about his philosophy of building a small team of specialists whilst working towards maximum diversity
Left-right: Event chair Natasha Broomfield-Reid, Gary Kildare from IBM, Dervilla Mitchell from Arup, and Henrik Hagemann from CustoMem (Source: Royal Academy of Engineering)
RAEng also conducted UK’s first dedicated study of diversity and inclusion (D&I) across engineering. The survey involved 300 engineering employers, providing a snapshot of D&I thinking/activity across UK engineering. This demonstrates the Academy’s commitment to its Diversity and Inclusion Programme that works to understand and address the extent to which engineering organisations are inclusive and nurture diversity of all kinds.
Let’s join RAEng in its efforts to create a more accepting and empowering environment for our fellow members of the engineering community!