We are delighted to announce that Ada Lovelace Day Live!, our annual STEM cabaret featuring women in STEM from across the UK, will be hosted for the next three years by The IET Women’s Network.
We were last at The IET two years ago with ALD Live! 2016 — you can watch videos of that year’s talks on YouTube — and we are incredibly happy to be returning. The Kelvin Lecture Theatre is a fantastic space, providing a wonderful backdrop for our speakers and an elegant and comfortable experience for our audience.
The IET Women’s Network is an online, global, professional networking community for women in STEM, where members can share information, knowledge and business contacts as well as find exciting volunteer opportunities. It’s a great way for women on a career break to stay engaged with the industry and make new contacts.
Inspired by the lack of women in engineering roles in the UK, the network was set up in 2012 with the aim of utilising its members to help spread a positive message of women in STEM, offer support to those already in the profession, help to inspire the next generation and demystify engineering and related areas to the wider community.
“The IET is thrilled to provide continued support to Ada Lovelace Day Live!,” said Jo Foster, diversity & inclusion manager at The IET, “and celebrate the many achievements of women in STEM. ALD Live! is a great platform to promote the profession, alter perceptions and inspire the next generation of engineers.”
“I’m looking forward to being back at The IET for Ada Lovelace Day Live,” said founder Suw Charman-Anderson. “The venue has a fantastic team and I am excited about working with them over the next three years. ALD and The IET Women’s Network share an important mission to support women in STEM, and this collaboration will help us to inspire, support and excite more women about their studies and careers.”