Our latest online panel event was arranged to coincide with the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, as part of our ongoing work to increase the representation of women in the sector, and involved female apprentices from our HSR Apprentice Network.

The session was Chaired by Jo Billing, Education Manager leading on STEM outreach at HS2 Ltd, with a number of influential speakers including Dr Heather Steele, Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education, University of Birmingham, Cathie Burrin, Rail Apprentice at Thales GTS UK, Nicole Metje, Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring and Head of Enterprise, Engagement and Impact, School of Engineering, at the University of Birmingham, Ella Greenwood, Civil Engineering Apprentice with Align JV and Professor Ronghui Liu, Professor of Networks and Transport Operations, at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds

A diverse set of discussions took place around what more can be done to encourage girls toward STEM subjects and how projects like HS2 can inspire the next generation of female researchers, scientists and engineers.

You can view the full panel session here: