Diversity working group
As a group, the Aberdeen Members Group encourages diversity through our mixed social and technical event program which reflects our diverse membership profile here in the North-East of Scotland. If you have ever attended any of our events you’ll see we certainly do not fit the stereotypical mould that are expected of engineers; but there is always more that can be done to encourage diversity within our daily life. Therefore we recently decided to address diversity issues within the chemical engineering industry and to progress the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s pilot project on diversity, conducted by the IChemE.
Over the next 12 months, Aberdeen Members Group are going to aim to do just that. We hope to provided interesting topics/events, encourage discussion and raise awareness that inequality does still exist. After some discussion, it was decided that the group wanted to highlight that the IChemE welcomes everyone regardless of gender, age, background, sexual orientation or ethnicity.
We hope to encourage new members in to our group, whether that be attending some of our fantastic events, or become an active member and join our committee. The long term goal will be to increase the diversity of chartered members and fellows. In order to achieve this, the first activity will be an anonymous survey to gather some statistics and your opinions on the subject, followed by a diversity themed event later in the year.
If you would like to get involved with this or share any opinions and suggestions, please contact us.