International Women's Day at Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres

In celebration of International Women's Day 2022, Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres (DER-IC) has collected all of the fantastic events being hosted by our partners across the UK.

Find out how our centres are responding to this year's IWD theme "break the bias", by showcasing the innovative work being done by women in the formerly male-dominated sector of power electronics, machines and drives.


DER-IC - South West and Wales

Compound Semiconductor Application Catapult

International Women’s Day: Inspiring STEM Generations

7 March 2022


Online event

CSA Catapult proudly presents its next webinar in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Part of the Catapult’s work to address the skills gap and support the development future engineers involves highlighting pathways into STEM careers so that they are seen as accessible to the next generation.

This year’s IWD theme feels incredibly relevant as we aim to #BreakTheBias and encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering, innovation, and other STEM subjects. We look to foster equality and diversity in our work to find dynamic solutions to problems and enable future technologies.


Alexandra Leadley, Skills Academy Manager, CSA Catapult


  • Bahar Öner, Materials Engineer at CSA Catapult

  • Giorgia Longobardi, CEO of Cambridge GaN Devices,

  • Wenmiao Yu, Co-founder and Director of Business Development at Quantum Dice


DER-IC - North East

Newcastle University

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) International Women's Day

7 March 2022


Online event

Newcastle University's SAgE Faculty have organised an event as part of their ongoing 150 Years of SAgE Celebrations.

Chair: Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Director of EDI for SAgE and Senior Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences


  • Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

  • Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Professor of Civil Engineering, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor (SAgE)

  • Sadia Nujhat, Founder and Trustee, Promoting Women in Science Charity

  • Professor Sally Shortall, Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy

Teesside University

Challenging the Status Quo: Women, Activism and Social Change

8 March 2022


Online event

In this address, Professor Tanya Fitzgerald from The University of Western Australia will offer an historical and contemporary analysis of ways in which inequalities have provoked women to challenge the status quo, and in doing so, create possibilities for social change and a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future.

Professor Fitzgerald's research interests focus primarily on histories of women’s higher education and social change. Her scholarly publications include 11 books, 100+ book chapters and journal articles as well as invitations to address academic and public audiences in both national and international settings.


DER-IC - Midlands

University of Nottingham

Inspiring Women in STEM: #BreakTheBias

8 March 2022


Online event

To celebrate International Women’s Day the University of Nottingham are hosting “Inspiring Women in STEM: #BreakTheBias”, a virtual talk aimed at current and prospective students, alumni, staff and the wider community.

Hosted by Chemical Engineering Professor Rachel Gomes and Programme Director for Biotechnology, Dr Nagamani Bora, the talk will explore the International Women’s Day 2022 campaign theme: #BreakTheBias.

We are bringing together a panel of female STEM graduates, to celebrate women’s achievements, challenge biases and forge women’s equality in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

University of Nottingham

Celebrating Women in Engineering: Product Design and Manufacture

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Find out more about International Women's Day 2022.

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