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The EqualEngineers Podcast

The EqualEngineers Podcast uncovers the diversity story behind leading engineers and those working with the profession, championing change. Hear from leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, and agents of change truly transforming the understanding of who engineers are and what engineers do.


Episode 8 - The importance of Mental Health with Simon Blake
Take a dive into Simon Blake's life experience and his career path. Find out more about the various jobs around Mental Health, Sex Education and Drug Education. Simon Blake OBE joined MHFA England as chief executive in October 2018, leading the organisation to achieve its vision of normalising society's attitudes and behaviours around mental health through training one in 10 of the population in mental health skills and awareness. He is chair of the Dying Matters campaign based at hospices UK, and the support after suicide partnership based at the Samaritans. He is also a companion of the chartered Management Institute. In 2020, he was named as a global diversity leader and the 2021 Pride power list. He is a writer, campaigner and trainer and was awarded an OBE for services to the voluntary sector and young people in 2011
55:26 7/3/22
Episode 7 - How to inspire kids into engineering at school with Tony Ryan
Listen to Tony Ryan's experience: from hating school to becoming a teacher, a journey into teaching and its methods to grasp students's attention and creating the engineers of the future. Tony Ryan is Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association, an organisation supporting over 27,000 Teachers nationally. He joined the organisation in January 2018. Following a long career as a secondary teacher in two large London comprehensives. Tony has been a trustee of ASDAN, was on the education steering group for the Prince's Teaching Institute and as a fellow of the Royal Society of the arts. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
58:44 5/15/22
Episode 6 - How to help the future of engineering with Dawn Bonfield
Embark on a vast discussion with Dawn Bonfield and find out about the various works she has been doing. Reflect on the engineering culture and how they could embrace women more. How can we influence youngsters to dive into an engineering career? Transcript being edited due to typos.
47:57 5/1/22
Episode 5 - Navigating through neurodiversity with Jenny McLaughlin
Jenny McLaughlin is a project manager from Heathrow Airport sharing her story and talking about the work that she's doing in the engineering sector. She is navigating us through neurodiversity and the challenges faced. Mark and Jenny discuss process safety engineering and different solutions to create accessibility. 
40:45 3/13/22
Episode 4 - How to ensure accessibility at University with Craig Orrock
Discover Craig Orrock, a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student at Heriot-Watt, treasurer of the UKSEDS and winner of the Engineer of the Year Award at the ETAwards 2021 and as well as the Overall Excellence in Engineering award. He is discussing possible solutions to get better inclusivity and accessibility at university and in events planning.PS - Transcript is currently being edited, apologies for the typos & mistakes.
48:43 2/27/22
Episode 3 - Discussing the Importance of data in HR with Alexa Grellet
Alexa Grellet is an experienced commercial leader who has worked in tech her entire career, from enterprises to scaling startups all over the world. She's passionate about using Tech for Good and has a talent for building strong, inclusive cultures. She's passionate about social justice and believes that improving the way we employ people is one of the most powerful ways to uplift society.Listen to find out more how data in HR can bring diversity and be a powerful tool. 
71:32 2/13/22
Episode 2 - Ensuring Diversity in Engineering with Polly Williams
Meet Polly Williams, the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Royal Academy of Engineering leading an ambitious programme to catalyse a step change in the diversity of the workforce and prevalence of inclusive cultures across engineering industry. Polly has a background in developing and delivering equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) activities at both the strategic and operational level. Find out more about her background and her work around diversity in engineering. 
53:26 1/30/22
Episode 1 - Encouraging the future of engineering with Sir Julian Young
Meet Sir Julian Young, retired recently from the Royal Air Force (RAF) after 40 years of Service as an Engineer Officer. In his last post he was Director General Air within the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organisation in the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Discover his childhood and his journey into engineering to where he is now. 
40:00 1/7/22