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To celebrate International Womens Day, held annually on 8 March, we will be looking at the key roles of women in the past and their importance in the future.

This event is free and open to all.

If you would like to bring any women’s monthly products for local women in need, which will be distributed through the Millennium Third Age Centre, Southampton, please do so.


Speaker: Nadia Abouayoub


18.00 Presentation
20.00 end


Synopsis - It is estimated that 24% of women are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics) in industry. Women have been contributing into science throughout its history. During this talk and for the International Women's day, we will look at some of the key discoveries completed by women scientists.

We will be looking at the current innovations which impact our society, and why it is key to have women involved in the development of new innovations.

We will look at how to motivate future generations to develop interests in STEM.


Speaker Bio - Nadia Abouayoub is a member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, the BCS Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group Committee (S.G.A.I.) and the BCSWomen’s Group Committee. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She has a MSc. in Computing and DESS in A.I. and Databases from the University of Dijon, and a MSc. in Formal Methods and the Security of Systems from Royal Holloway, University of London.

She had been a member of several committees aiming to empower youth and women, most especially in the finance and new technology sectors. One such initiative saw her organise a VISIO conference with NASA for the World Youth Congress in 2004 to enable participants experience the intricacies of robot navigation and the exploration of Mars.

She is the organiser of the Machine Intelligence International Competition, run by the S.G.A.I.; and has organised several workshops and lectures aimed at educating the general public on Artificial Intelligence. 

She is a member of an Industry-Academic Board at one of the UK Universities, which aim is to provide advices on the preparation of the future workforce skills. She has a personal interest in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for which she has organised many volunteer workshops. She wrote articles focusing on the impact of AI in the financial sector and on innovation. She launched her graduate career with JP Morgan and has accrued more than 15 years’ experience within the investment banking sector in such fields as Risk Management, Product Control and Technology in Trading Applications. She is currently a Strategist and Improvement Lead.


For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.


THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BCS Hampshire Branch - https://www.bcs.org/category/12185

History of Women in Science and Our Role in the Future Innovations - Hampshire Branch
Date and time
Friday 8 March, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Solent University
The Palmerston Lecture Theatre, The Spark Building
East Park Terrace
SO14 0RD