I’m a change agent passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths and their impact on our lives. My approach is evidence-based action. A gender expert and champion of equality of opportunity, I find creative, practical, solutions for real problems and love to share them to help you build a more inclusive environment.
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I set up my business Katalytik in 2004 to make a difference to people and their worlds and continue to collaborate and shape progress with other global experts.
Since 2000 I have been involved in defining, managing or directing key pieces of work around women and minority groups in science, technology, engineering and maths. Find out more
I was awarded an MBE for services to women in enginering and science in the 2017 New Years’ Hnours List.
An inspiring speaker and communicator I speak with authority on topics from unconscious bias to creating inclusive cultures. Find out more
I’m a Gallup Certified strengths coach that isn’t touchy feely. I can inspire confidence, cultivate clarity and ignite your energy.
Find out how I use Strengths to support inclusive cultures.
Sometimes things seem too complex. Maybe you find it hard to beyond the ideas stage. Meet me.
If your project, technology or team need a boost I might just be the person to help.
Jan was one of the main driving forces behind the Greenfield report on "Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology" in 2002 and has continually worked to change the status quo of women in SET. I enjoy working with Jan and sharing her enthusiasm for effecting change in the industry to create a profession where women can have a successful career.
I love working with Jan in influencing the construction sector to recruit more women like us so that we can really make a difference.
Jan’s energy and enthusiasm is an inspiration to all. She is a fantastic 'out of the box' thinker who is not afraid to challenge convention. She always finds innovative, but diplomatic, ways to deal with difficult problems.
Jan’s vision and energy make her an inspiration to many…
I have worked with Jan on a couple of projects around increasing the number of women working in IT, about which she is well-versed. Her input was not only valuable, but engaging and she brought great enthusiasm to it.
Are you a person who finds comfort in systems and routine? Travelling to work the same way at the same time? Or are you the maverick that upsets the cart, choosing a different desk each week for your evening class? While working in Hemel Hempstead......
10 June, 2020 /
– up-skilling students for the real world There’s much discussion about giving students great team learning experiences. But what if your students just get to work in a team and then there’s no time or space to actively reflect and consider how it went and how......
23 December, 2016 /
05 December, 2016 /
Indeed there is always a place for doughnuts. —Effective teams: giving time and space for people to contribute
Data published in 2010 suggested that twice as many male engineering graduates transitioned to technical jobs as their female counterparts. In a collaboration with UCL Engineering and funded by the HE STEM project I set out to explore why this might be the case and......
22 December, 2016 /
There are many tools, used in the public and private sector, to help people work more effectively with their colleagues. Selecting through the Belbin, Myers Briggs, Strengths and others, it doesn’t matter which we choose, though some have greater potential and are more easily accessed than......
23 December, 2016 /