Women in Innovation: Closing the gender gap

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Fanya Ismail

Who this event is for

  • Everyone




The Brookes Inclusion, Diversity and Gender Network is pleased to host the Athena Swan annual open lecture. The Industrial Strategy has set an ambitious goal for the UK to become the most innovative economy in the world by 2030. However, research shows that there is a gender gap in the ecosystem that drives innovation.

Join Professor Simonetta Manfredi in conversation with Dr Fanya Ismail, winner of “Women in Innovation” award 2019 by Innovate UK. Dr Ismail is CEO and founder of SGMA, and will be sharing her experience of founding a successful research-based business, and reflecting on what can be done to close the gender gap in the innovation ecosystem.