The Gender Agenda: making a career in SET

Professor Lesley Yellowlees MBE, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh is to give a talk at a WiSET Network event on Thursday 9 May.


The number of women in senior Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) positions in UK universities is still too low, according to Professor Yellowlees, who is also President of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2012-2014. For example, fewer than 27 percent of those females who graduate stay in the sector they qualified in, compared with 52 percent of males.

Why? Lesley doesn't claim to have all the fixes for the current leaky pipeline, but having broken new ground at many career stages, will offer some insights taken from her own personal journey into obstacles, choices and opportunities along the way.  

This event will take place:

On:  Thursday 9 May

At:   5pm drinks reception, 5.30-6.30pm lecture

In:   Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Court

Please note that this event is to replace the usual First Tuesday Club meeting for the WiSET Network in May. 

Places are free but please book online to register your intention to attend. 

About the WiSET Network

The WiSET First Tuesday Club meets monthly during term time. It is for all female staff Grade 6 and onwards and for postgraduate research students from all five SET faculties.

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