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We're kicking off our 'Female leadership in a changing world' event for #INWED20 - Academy CEO Hayaatun Sillem opens the event with a speech on how engineering has been vital to the #COVID19 response, and how it's impact will #ShapeTheWorld after the pandemic. #EngDiversity Image
'What is a transformational leader?'
It's a privilege to hear keynote speaker and Academy Fellow Dr Jane Atkinson share her stories and journey through her successful engineering career.

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"The key message is the before you can lead, you have to have credibility and earn respect...Being technically competent doesn’t make you a good leader or automatically establishes respect."

Dr Jane Atkinson
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"Not letting people get to you, having confidence in yourself is so important, you need to be tenacious…it is easy to say but very difficult to do, so don’t give up!..Being a minority does give an advantage"

Dr Jane Atkinson
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What's your biggest challenge to improve gender balance at your organisation? What advice would you give to women graduating from engineering degrees this year and looking for their first role? Great questions being put forward to Jane
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A great way to end on a high - after such a candid and inspirational speech/Q&A session with Academy Fellow Dr Jane Atkinson, our poll says 81% of our attendees feel confident that they can influence positive D&I change in their organisation! #ShapeTheWorld #INWED20 #EngDiversity Image

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