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Girls – Count Us In, STEM Event, Edinburgh, 14 November

Wednesday 14 November 2018 17:00 - 19:00

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 this event to meet not only us but employers across a wide range of different industries.


17.00-17.30 Registration and refreshments
17.30-17.35 Welcome and introduction to Chika Aghadiuno
17.35-17.45 Introduction to Count Us In and general talk
Speaker: Chika Aghadiuno
17.45-17.55 How girls can save the world: the importance of nurturing female talent 
Speaker: Sarah Keighley
17.55-18.05 Maths teachers, Internships and Girl Power
Speaker: Caitlin Stronach
18.05-18.15 Having it all – all in your hands
Speaker: Aideen Grant  
18.15-18.25 Banking on a diverse future
Speaker: Katie Booth
18.25-18.35 Challenges and opportunities in the actuarial industry
Speaker: Alan Watson
18.35-19.00 Refreshment break
19.00-19.10 Balance at Standard Life Aberdeen and The Phoenix Group
Speakers: Jeneen Gill-Graham and Helen Webster
19.10-19.20 Working in life insurance – expectations vs reality
Speakers: Chloe Trevit and Yvonne Altson
19.20-19.30 Pipeline to plumbing pensions
Speaker: Kate Yates
19.30-19.40 Wellbeing and career objectives
Speaker: Josephine Robertson
19.40-19.45 Aon
19.45-20.30 Networking

For further information please contact:

Dharmini Mistry – Careers Marketing Leader -



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