The topics for our workshops are:
  • From Confidence to Leadership
    In this workshop, you will learn 5 key insights to help you develop a greater sense of personal and professional confidence. We will explore how to overcome self-doubt and self-sabotage, and to develop greater emotional well-being. With increased confidence, you will gain the ability to make a greater contribution in your chosen field, to speak up and share your innovative ideas, and to take on leadership responsibilities. The workshop will be presented by Henrietta Nagy, director of Oxford Life Design. Henrietta’s coaching work has been featured/ mentioned by the BBC, The Times and the local press.
  • Building Resilience
    Resilience may seem like a complex subject with no “one size fits all” solution and there is no single way to be resilient that works every time.
    However a small number of tools and techniques practiced regularly can notably increase your resilience and alter your thinking style to enable you to better manage your energy for improved health, and ensure continued high performance at both work and home.
    Donna and Nicola have amassed a combined 25 years in Occupational Health with experience in thriving Corporate, NHS and Educational environments. Their combined passion lies with the support of the employees’ personal and professional goals combining robust health and well-being rituals to ensure their sustained resilience.
  • Effective communication
    Communication is the foundation of workplace interactions. Enhancing your communication will lead to greater success, efficiency and productivity. This workshop will be beneficial for those delegates looking to enhance their basic communication skills that we use in our everyday lives and work.
    Key objectives are: 1) Manage barriers to effective communication through recognizing different communication styles 2) Discuss the elements and tips for effective communication.
    Paul Lickman is an Executive Director in the Technology division at Morgan Stanley. His role is the program manager for a large multi-year system renovation programme, which involves high levels of global communication with stakeholders, project leads and individual team members.

Panel discussion information

 “Why does STEM need women and how to make an impact in STEM?”

Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, University of Sheffield
Elena is world renowned for her passion and activity in matters of gender and equality in engineering. In 2014 The Guardian named her as one of the six influential women engineers who stand out from the crowd in promoting their profession. In the same year, Elena was Highly Commended,by the Princess Royal for her work promoting women in engineering.

Jenifer Kitson from Metaswitch
Metaswitch Networks is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. We are at the forefront of a technology revolution that is changing how networks are built, how information is distributed and how we will communicate in the future. We recruit talented graduates, postgraduates and interns, from ALL academic disciplines. Our graduates typically achieve straight As at A Level and have demonstrable passion for technology.

Dr Raquel Pinacho, University of Oxford
Raquel graduated from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona with a Biology BSc in 2008. She studied for an MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Barcelona (UB), performing her research project in the Ramos lab (Fundació Sant Joan de Deu-UB) investigating the role of transcription factors in psychotic disorders. On completion of her MSc Raquel secured personal funding (Predoctoral Fellowship from the Carlos III Spanish Institute of Health) that allowed her to continue this project for her PhD. She also obtained further funding to spend six months of her PhD at the Department of Psychiatry in Oxford. After obtaining her PhD (2015), she took up a post-doctoral position in the Wade-Martins group at University of Oxford. She has recently been awarded Marie Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission to investigate the role of neural networks in complex behaviours using pharmacogenetic tools in the Department of Pharmacology.

Dr Paolo Tammaro, University of Oxford
Paolo Tammaro is an Associate Professor in Pharmacology and a Medical Tutor at Queen’s College. His research focuses on vascular pathophysiology and the identification of specific drug compounds with the goal of modulating blood vessel function for therapeutic benefits. Paolo is also strongly committed to University education and teaches pharmacology and related subjects to undergraduate students in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as to postgraduate MSc and PhD students. After completing a PhD at the University of Bath (2004), he took up a post-doctoral position at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (University of Oxford), while also holding a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College. In late 2008, Paolo was awarded a Research Council (RCUK) Fellowship and a BBSRC New Investigator Award to set up an independent laboratory at the University of Manchester. He returned to Oxford in 2012 in his current role.

Professor Rhian Touyz, University of Glasgow
Professor Touyz is the world-renowned scientist in hypertension research. She is Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and head of the Centre of Research Excellence funded by the prestigious British Heart Foundation at University of Glasgow.

Tatia Engelmore, Senior Data Scientist at King
Tatia Engelmore is a senior data scientist at King. Her work has included analysis of game data and building predictive models for marketing. Tatia is from the US and has a Ph.D from Columbia University in physics. She did her thesis on high energy particle collisions, working at a particle accelerator near New York. Tatia has been active in promoting women in science and technology both in grad school and at King.