Welcome to our new-look WISE News, we hope you like it. June has been a great month for the campaign with many activities for London Technology Week and National Women in Engineering Day, including the launch of the WISE Bristol Hub and a feature in The Independent. We announced our search for future stars to join the next WISE Young Women’s Board and it is not too late to apply as the deadline is 11 July.

The WISE Awards & Conference are taking place on
12 November in London and I am excited to announce the latest confirmed speakers joining Vivian Hunt and Kate Russell: Naomi Climer, recently of Sony Media Cloud Services and incoming president of the IET and in conjunction with Rolls-Royce PLC and the Royal Academy of Engineering, Dr Sandra Magnus, NASA astronaut and engineer. Conference tickets are on sale now and are half price when you purchase your Awards ticket at the same time. 

Who should attend? Men and women who are the decision makers in their businesses or those that simply want to be inspired by the speakers on the day. If you want to bring about or influence change and are committed to diversity then this conference is a must. Celebrate the contribution women are making to society, business and the UK economy through their STEM skills and reignite your passion for the WISE campaign. See you there!

Sarah Shaw
WISE Communications Director
Our mission: 1 million more women in the UK STEM workforce

Inspirational event launching the WISE Bristol Hub encourages women to embrace their strengths
A very successful inaugural event for the WISE Bristol Hub took place at the University of Bristol on National Women in Engineering Day, 23 June. Over 50 people from schools, universities, societies and industry joined WISE corporate members including Rolls-Royce PLC, Atkins, Babcock, Skanska and WSP.
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 A warm welcome to all our new members who have joined us this month: Balfour Beatty, Coralesce, Manchester Metropolitan University, Mott Macdonald, Newcastle University, UTC Oxfordshire, our first High School member Holy Family Catholic Academy and all our individual members. Thank you for making a difference.
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Awards and Conference
Join the fun: get creative with Lego and dance the night away 
Great news: We are delighted that Bechtel are sponsoring a Lego competition at the Awards dinner – so raid the kid’s bedrooms and get practising! There will be a prize for the most creative construction from the Lego provided on the night, buy your tickets now. And our DJ for the FREE after-party is also confirmed: thanks go to Bloomberg’s DJ in residence Sharon Bowen who will be helping us celebrate into the small hours. Sponsorship of the after-party is still available, and you can also reserve a VIP booth

It’s not too late to nominate yourself or a colleague – deadline 17 August
Bloomberg Open Technology
Inspiring Young People 
Tech Start-up
Health & Safety
Lifetime Achievement 
Range Rover Evoque WISE Apprentice &  Undergraduate Scholarships

Visit the WISE jobs page for opportunities from all these companies and more.
Harwell Campus Open Day Science Fair
8 July, Oxfordshire
Meet WISE Science Role Models and find out about opportunities in STEM industries. 
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WISE Knowledge Sharing Event: Unions - Raising our Sights for Women in STEM
22 July, London
Hosted by Prospect. Share examples of leadership by the union movement to improve the position of women in STEM.
This event is free for WISE Members only.
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WISE & Skills4 Returners' Programme
This two-day programme will deliver renewed confidence and practical tools to help you focus on specific areas of your work and home life.
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London Ambitions: Shaping a Successful Careers Offer for all Young Londoners
When it comes to recruiting young people, most London employers – particularly smaller businesses – value experience above all other criteria. But too few young people are gaining adequate experience of work while still at school, college or university. The report sets out seven recommendations for the London Ambitions careers offer to transform the landscape of careers and employment support for young people across London, regardless of the particular school or college they attend.
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Celebrating ten years of the Athena SWAN Charter 
With support from the UKRC, which is now incorporated into WISE, the Charter was established in 2005 to recognise institutional commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) are now expanding the Charter to cover gender equality in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law. 
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Sonia Karkare: ​I believe I won the genetic lottery
Sonia Kakare works for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. "I decided to use my technology skills for the betterment of the community, the world. I have consciously steered my career in the direction of opportunities within the nonprofit technology sector."
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