You Can't Be What You Can't See: Importance Of Having Role Models 7196

You Can't Be What You Can't See: Importance Of Having Role Models


One of the key barriers to increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering is the lack of counter-typical role models to influence and inspire young people. Having a role model can influence one’s action and motivate people to strive to uncover their true potentials and overcome weaknesses.

We are delighted to have Alexandra Knight from Stemazingltd and Dr Jan Peters MBE to get together and discuss the importance of having a role model and going from “Imposter to Superhero” in STEM.

This short talk will highlight the importance of tackling gender stereotypes young and explain what Stemazingltd is doing to ignite inspiration and amplify inclusion in STEM and how you can get involved.

"You Can't Be What You Can't See"
Date: Thursday 18th March 2021
Time: 2pm (GMT)
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Speakers: Alexandra Knight and Dr Jan Peters MBE
Link to register

Got any question for our speakers? Please get in touch via this post or write to We will try our best to address your question during the live webinar when time allows. You’re also welcome to drop us an email with any comment or feedback.

Sometimes we don’t realise that we CAN make a difference. Join us on Thursday 18th March 2021 to find out how you can get involved. 

Looking forward to see you in the webinar.

**This webinar is part of the Socially Conscious Engineer series developed by the IET Community, a project aims to explore the human side of engineering industry by inviting guest speakers to discuss a range of socially conscious topics such as workplace harassment, social mobility, neurodiversity, gender stereotype, diversity and inclusion.

Blog IET Insights 16/03/2021 5:10pm GMT

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