Connecting, Informing and Empowering LGBT+ Engineers and Supporters
A panel discussion regarding the diverse communities within the LGBTQ+ community and the issues that these communities face in terms of under representation, lack of inclusion, intolerance or bigotry not only from wider society, but also from within the community itself. The panel comprises people who can share different perspectives, including being trans+, disabled, female, and / or dark-skinned, and will attempt to answer the question of what needs to be done to address these issues both socially and in a work environment so that nobody is left behind.
Moderator: Poggy Murray, InterEngineering
Date / Time: Tuesday 1st June 2021 at 18.00.
Rosie Jones (she/her) – as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg and BBC One’s Question Time
Sophie Duker (she/her) – as seen on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Mock the Week
Red Redmond (they/them) – a non-binary professional comedian based in Manchester and widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest Drag Comedians
Jonathan Mayor (he/him) – one of the finest comperes in the country, a resident compere at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, go-to host for Sarah Millican and regular host for Manchester Pride’s Candlelight Vigil
Shrouk El-Attar (she/they) – wants to show the world the true diversity of what engineers look like. And that, yes, you can absolutely be a belly dancer and a kick-ass engineer at the same time! She has been listed BBC 100 most influential women in the world in 2018, United Nations refugee agency Young Woman of the year 2018, and IET Top 6 young women engineers in the UK in 2019 & 2020