Hear personal experiences and gain practical advice from our expert panel on how to boost the diversity of your workforce despite the additional challenges posed to your business by the global pandemic.

Join our hosts, Tim Carling and Melissa France - senior directors at Gattaca's specialist recruitment brands Matchtech and Networkers - as they quiz our expert panel about gender diversity in STEM skills. They will tackle subjects such as the routes into STEM education and careers, the biggest blockers facing women and the best take-aways for businesses to improve their focus on diversity & inclusion.

Our special guest speakers include a range of experts from education, industry and business. Sign up today to access on-demand.



Meet the hosts


melissa france

Melissa France - Director of Technology at Networkers

With over 20 years’ experience in business and recruitment, Melissa is Director of Technology at Networkers. She is well-versed in helping businesses attract and retain talent, while implementing new structures and processes to help clients achieve market-leading growth. Melissa is passionate about supporting businesses in improving their focus and boosting the diversity of their workforces.

Tim Carling

Tim Carling - Engineering & Technology Recruitment Director at Matchtech

An experienced Engineering & Technology Recruitment Director, Tim has worked with the Gattaca Group for over 19 years. He has played a central role in developing and growing the company's engineering technology recruitment footprint, both in the UK and internationally, and is passionate about working with clients to educate and improve processes surrounding diversity & inclusion.


Meet the panelists

Our special guest speakers include a range of experts from education, industry and business, including:

  • Alysia Haughton-Nicholls - Coordinator of Student Futures and Lead for Biology at Harris School
  • Prof Averil (Frost) Macdonald OBE, DSc, DUniv, FRSA - Professor of Physics at Reading University
  • Claire Hemmings – CEO at Plecos Technologies and Director at Force Development Services
  • Nerys Thomas - Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Leonardo
  • Ashton Church - RPO Solutions Director at Gattaca Solutions



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