Women in Manufacturing
Flo Wood Managing Director of Datalink Electronics and a staunch supporter of raising the profile of women in key industry appointments attended the reception for the launch of the ‘Women in Manufacturing’ report at Broadway House, London. The report was presented by Kate Bellingham. Kate was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology in 1997 by Staffordshire University in recognition of her work promoting science, engineering and technology.
Flo commented “I am delighted with proposals in the report to attract girls into the industry with STEM subjects at a much earlier age by raising awareness of manufacturing and encouraging apprenticeships”. She believes that the apprenticeship career path could go some way to correcting the gender disparity in senior positions in the industry.