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TACTICS to get more women into the boardrooms of Britain is the focus of a meeting in West Yorkshire this week.

The event, called Journey to the Boardroom, is part of the Women into Leadership series organised by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment in partnership with the West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network.

Leia Bassett, sector officer for the digital industries for WYLLN - which is based at Huddersfield University - said that women in leadership and management had always been under-represented in the science, engineering and technology (SET) industries.

She said: "The views of women have never been more important, especially in the technology sector where the majority of women use technology every day, even if they don't occupy 'techie' roles.

Journey to the Boardroom will be opened by Gillian Arnold, director of Ag Resourcing - formerly a technical manager at IBM - and a strategic panel member for the British Computer Society.

She will be joined on the panel by Janice Scanlon, director of appointments for the NHS Appointments Commission, and Allyson Reid, director of strategy and communications for the Technology Strategy Board.

The event will be held on Friday at the Rose Bowl in Leeds. Go to http://www.wylln.ac.uk/Events
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 23, 2010
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