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The Equity Edge EDI Working Group Podcast Now Live
The Equity Edge EDI Working Group Podcast Now Live

We are delighted to announce that our first episode of The Equity Edge is now live featuring Mark Jolly, Shini Somara, and Rhys Morgan, it’s a brilliant discussion so please listen in. You can find it on all good podcast platforms.  The podcast covers Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) within foundation industries: perceptions, practice and progression,

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In this first episode of The Equity Edge, hosts Professor Sue Black OBE and Jo Stansfield are joined by three guests: Professor Mark Jolly, Director of manufacturing and materials at Cranfield University and the lead scientist on the Transfire transforming the foundation industries project. Dr. Shini Somara, multi award winning computational fluid dynamicist, mechanical engineer, author and broadcaster who brings complex science technology and engineering to everyone and Dr. Rhys Morgan, Director of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

They launch the series by explaining the concept of foundation industries and their importance. The discussion progresses to stereotypes upheld in Engineering and within the foundation industries, mainly around gender. The group considers the ways to support companies to be more inclusive starting from education through to working and being established in industry and visual representation.

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