History of Women in Science and Our Role in the Future Innovations
18:00 to 20:00

Time: Start at 18.00, due to finish at 20.00

Location: Solent University, The Palmerston Lecture Theatre, level zero, The Spark Building, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD, Directions at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx

Details  at https://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/60586 and Booking via https://bcshamp080319.eventbrite.co.uk


Cost: Free

Organised jointly by BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen SG and Solent University.



To Celebrate International Womens Day, held annually on 8 March, looking at the key roles of women in the past and their importance in the future.

If you would like to bring any women’s monthly products for local women in need, which will be distributed through the Millennium Third Age Centre, Southampton, please do so. 

Speaker: Nadia Abouayoub


18.00 Presentation

19.30 estimated end

Synopsis – It is estimated that 24% of women are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics) in industry. Women have been contributing into science throughout its history.  During this talk and for the International Women’s day, we will look at some of the key discoveries completed by women scientists.

We will be looking at the current innovations which impact our society, and why it is key to have women involved in the development of new innovations.

We will look at how to motivate future generations to develop interests in STEM.


Speaker Bio

Nadia Abouayoub is a member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, the BCS Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group Committee (S.G.A.I.) and the BCSWomen’s Group Committee. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She has a MSc. in Computing and DESS in A.I. and Databases from the University of Dijon, and a MSc. in Formal Methods and the Security of Systems from Royal Holloway, University of London.

She had been a member of several committees aiming to empower youth and women, most especially in the finance and new technology sectors. One such initiative saw her organise a VISIO conference with NASA for the World Youth Congress in 2004 to enable participants experience the intricacies of robot navigation and the exploration of Mars.

She is the organiser of the Machine Intelligence International Competition, run by the S.G.A.I.; and has organised several workshops and lectures aimed at educating the general public on Artificial Intelligence.

She is a member of an Industry-Academic Board at one of the UK Universities, which aim is to provide advices on the preparation of the future workforce skills. She has a personal interest in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for which she has organised many volunteer workshops. She wrote articles focusing on the impact of AI in the financial sector and on innovation. She launched her graduate career with JP Morgan and has accrued more than 15 years’ experience within the investment banking sector in such fields as Risk Management, Product Control and Technology in Trading Applications. She is currently a Strategist and Improvement Lead

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