ORC Physicist attends Parliamentary Select Committee


Kate Sloyan (centre) attending the Parilmentary Committee

ORC Physicist, Kate Sloyan is participating in a Commons Select Committee inquiry today into women in the workplace.

Kate was voted the Institute of Physics’ 2012 Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year and is a Doctoral Prize Fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre. Her participation in a Commons Select Committee inquiry at Parliament today is to give evidence to the Women in the Workplace inquiry held by the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BIS).

The remit of the inquiry is consideration of topics such as: gender stereotyping prevalent in particular occupations, equal pay and pay transparency, and what can be done to tackle inequalities, such as gender pay gap and job segregation. 

Kate said: "I was very pleased to be invited to speak, particularly as it provided an opportunity for me and other women in science to inform non-scientists of some of the issues we face, that might not be apparent from the outside."

BIS is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its associated public bodies, including Ofcom and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). 

The Committee is to take evidence from women in science, SMEs, the European Commission, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission during the inquiry period.  

Find out more at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/business-innovation-and-skills/ 

Published: 18 December 2012

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