17:30 - 20:00

International Women In Engineering Day – Get Involved

MSP Tech Incubator, Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7ED

International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED19) is an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering, and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.

The theme for 2019 is #TransformTheFuture, and to celebrate Manchester Science Partnerships are hosting an event at the MSP Tech Incubator on 4th July to bring some fascinating insights from unique women in the tech industry, including a keynote talk from Hadley Beeman, Chief Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Hadley will be joined by women from varied Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) roles.

Agenda

17:30-18:00 – Arrival & refreshments

18:00-18:20 – Hadley Beeman – Keynote by Chief Technology Advisor to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

18:20-19.05 – Series of lightning talks:

  1. Reskilling to STEM – A personal account of reskilling from a non-STEM background to embark on a career as a Software Engineer, and the lessons learned along the way to becoming an ambassador for women in technology
  2. Professionalisation – Reflections on the challenges associated with professionalisation, and the value of publicly-recognised accreditation
  3. Make a Difference – Harnessing your passion and curiosity to make a difference. Providing an exclusive perspective on high-impact unique opportunities, in addition to the personal recognition and flexibility available within a technically-focused career.

19:05-19:20 – Q&A Panel, including Hadley

19.20-20.00 – Drinks & networking

Keynote Speaker Profile

Hadley Beeman is the Chief Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. A software engineer and technical architect by training, Hadley founded an open data start-up and spent a few years with the Government Digital Service (GDS) transforming the UK government’s public services. 

Hadley currently works with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS bodies on tech and digital strategy and delivery, including the recent launch of NHSX. She also serves on the W3C Technical Architecture Group, appointed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, covering the open standards forming the future architecture of the World Wide Web.

Hadley has spent years working to improve and support the National Health Service, including creating and delivering Synapse — a structured social network for junior doctors in London and the South East of England. She has also conducted a review of the NHS web space and has helped East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust with eLearning. Hadley has championed the UK’s healthtech community through events like NHS Hack Day and UK Health Camp.