The 50 most influential women in UK IT event will address making a difference to the future of the UK's high-tech economy. A BAE Systems spokesperson will present a speech discussing the responsibility that large corporations have for driving diversity in the STEM industry.
As a senior female engineering director in a largely male-dominated industry, BAE Systems Elaine Baker will inform the audience of the importance of being a role model and the responsibilities that come with the official job description.
Elaine is involved in international engineering diversity forums and will share her experiences, lessons learnt and recommendations for what large organisations can (and ought) to be doing to make a difference, and in particular the role that seniors within those organisations can do to drive change on a personal level.
At BAE Systems, our focus on diversity and inclusion helps us find the best people, engage with them and develop their skills, helping them to build a successful long-term career with us.
The more we are able fully to embrace talent from all walks of life, the more sustainable we will be as a business and the more successful we will be in the long term; quite simply, it is the right thing to do.