Encouraging Gender Equality in STEM
19:00 to 20:30

This is a joint BCSWomen and BCS Hampshire Branch event. Professor Margaret Ross MBE, Hon FBCS, CITP, CEng, CSci, FIScT  of BCSWomen is a featured speaker.

Gender Equality in STEM

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start, due to finish at about 8.30pm

Location: Lawrence Lecture Theatre, in the Talbot Campus at Bournemouth University

Details of Talbot location at https://dorset.bcs.org/events/locations/

Booking desirable if possible, but not yet available

Cost: Free for BCS and Non-BCS members

Organised by BCS Dorset Branch, BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Women, Institute of Science and Technology and Bournemouth University.


To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2019, we have organised presentation and discussions considering the actions that employers and the BCS can do to encourage girls and women to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related jobs. 

Speakers: Phillip Buckley-Mellor, Margaret Ross and Neville Palmer


18.30 Refreshment

19.00 Presentation then discussion

20.30 Estimated end

Speaker Bio

Phillip Buckley-Mellor MBCS, CITP is the Inclusion Officer for the BCS Dorset Branch. Philip Buckley-Mellor is Infrastructure Architect for BT’s Converged Services group which encompasses BT TV, BT Sport, Broadband, email, Media & Broadcast and Mobile via EE. Previously a designer of financial trading floors for Accenture Phil lives in Dorset and works between home, BT Tower and BT’s labs in Ipswich, his score skills are in the areas of datacentre design, server, storage, virtualisation and hybrid cloud systems. Phil will speak about the challenges large IT organisations such as BT have recruiting women into technical roles, retaining them and what they are doing to encourage young women to invest in a career in IT 

Margaret Ross MBE, Hon FBCS, CITP, CEng, CSci, FIScT, is the Chair of the Hampshire Branch, and on several BCS committees including Council and BCSWomen SG. She is an Emeritus Professor of Software Quality at Solent University

Neville Palmer MBCS is the Inclusion Officer for the BCS Hampshire Branch. is a Senior Lecturer at Solent University who teaches the subjects of Computer Networking and Security and has an interest in Autism for family reasons. He will deliver a short presentation that examines the benefits of people on the Spectrum in the IT industry in particular based on recent studies.

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