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Girls – Count Us In, STEM Event, 10 October, London

Wednesday 10 October 2018 17:30 - 19:30

The event will be appealing to girls who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM and therefore potentially a career as an actuary.

This is the first event in a series of events we will be holding over the next year to promote diversity in the profession. 

Are you a girl at school who is fascinated by science, technology, engineering or maths?

If so, then this event is for you!

Here at the IFoA, we pride ourselves on the huge number of roles that our members take working as actuaries. From working with pensions and insurance, to climate change, Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybercrime and health care. 

With only 24% of female graduates moving into STEM careers we want to use this opportunity to show you how you can use your interests, your skills and knowledge to make an impact in the world of work. How companies will support you in your career and what the challenges are that will face you in this journey.

This event is free to attend because we want you to have all the information you may need at your fingertips, when  you are thinking about what you may be doing for the rest of your working life!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our offices to meet not only us but employers across a wide range of different industries.

We are delighted to be holding this free event in Edinburgh as well on 14 November 5pm-7pm at Village The Hotel Club Edinburgh, 140 Crew Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2NY.

17.00-17.30 Registration and refreshments
17.30-17.35 Welcome and introduction to Marjorie Ngwenya
17.35-17.45 Introduction to Count Us In and general talk
Speaker: Marjorie Ngwenya
17.45-17.55 What is an actuary?
Speakers: Sean Garrett – Lane Clark & Peacock and Sonal Shah - IFoA
17.55-18.05 Actuarial recruitment market; modelling your success
Speakers: Jessica Nield and Helen Kinloch, Oliver James Associates
18.05-18.15 What is it like for a female starting an actuarial career today
Speakes:  Emily Tann, Louise Laing, Hymans
18.15-18.25 My actuarial journey
Speaker: Amber O’Connell, EY
18.25-18.35 Actuarial stereotypes in the workplace
Speaker: Abbie Woodrow, Legal and General
18.35-18.45 Q&A
18.45-19.00 Refreshment break
19.00-19.10 Championing women and challenges in the industry
Speaker: Karina Klimaszewski, Liam Wood, Aon
19.10-19.20 Understanding strengths and weaknesses in an individual
Speaker: Wenyu Bai, Redington

How Girls Can Save the World: the importance of nurturing female talent
Speaker: Sarah Keighley, XPS Pensions Group

19.30-19.40 Embracing your talents
Speaker: Rosie Hamborg – Willis Towers Watson
19.40-19.50 Discover – my career as an Actuary
Speaker: Mala Thurston – Pacific Life RE
19.50-19.55 Closing speech
19.55-20.00 Q&A
20.00-20.30 Networking
Sponsored by Aon
20.30 Close of event




Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ

Nearest Public Transport

Chancery Lane Station