Gender equality in STEM
Thursday, 25 November 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join us to hear from eminent speakers and experts on how gender diversity in education, academia and business has the potential to transform the world.

Gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has the potential to reduce skills gap, increase employment and productivity of women, and foster economic growth for the country and the world.

Join us on 25 November 2021, 4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. to get meaningful insights on gender equality in STEM.

Women in STEM is a key area of focus for the British Council in India. We have several interventions, past and ongoing, which aim to support women in STEM education and careers. These include capacity building programmes for women in science policy, communication and administration careers through the Newton Bhabha programme, scholarships for Indian women to pursue STEM education in the UK and working with the Department of Science and Technology on strengthening gender equality in higher education, science and technology institutions though GATI.

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Programme Flow


Welcome Note Barbara Wickham OBE, Director, British Council India
Setting the context Rowan Kennedy, Deputy Director, British Council India
Government of India initiatives to promote gender equality in STEM – a case study of GATI Dr. Nisha Mendiratta, Head, WISE-KIRAN Division, Department of Science and Technology
The Athena Swan experience and international dimensions in gender equality Sarah Dickinson-Hyams, Assistant Director of International Charters, Advance HE, UK
Starting the gender equality journey in school Mr. Vinayak Garg, IRSEE, Commissioner Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Women in STEM businesses Mr. Parul Soni, Co-founder, Think Through Consulting Pvt Ltd and Founder Secretary General, ABWCI
Question and answer session Moderated by Rowan Kennedy, Deputy Director, British Council India
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