WISE has been inundated in the past few weeks by young women passionate about science, technology and engineering.
We had over 80 applications to join the WISE Young Women’s Board and nearly 200 applications for the Range Rover Evoque WISE scholarship – more than double the number received in 2014. Seven amazing young women will join our Young Women's Board from corporate members Atkins, British Sugar, Goldman Sachs, Imperial College, Intel, Rolls-Royce PLC and Virgin Media.
We’re reviewing the scholarship applications over the summer and 2 winners will be announced at the WISE Awards. We have been hugely impressed by the passion, imagination and commitment coming through both sets of applications. A future talent pipeline we must nurture.
 
Most of these young women found their chosen path through relentless determination – most commented that no one at school mentioned engineering or technology as an option. To redress the balance, WISE Young Women’s Board members will host a live online session on next steps in STEM for girls on GCSE and 'A' level results days. Please join the Thunderclap – look out for more information on our 
website.

WISE statistics published last week show positive trends in terms of the number and proportion of women gaining STEM qualifications – but conversion towards a critical mass of women in the UK STEM workforce remains woefully slow. Do your bit to join up and scale up activity to develop and nurture the pipeline of female talent in science, technology and engineering. Connect via our new LinkedIn group: WISE Members, the WISE Construction Campaign, the WISE Energy Campaign and the WISE Bristol Hub. The WISE hubs connect our members in sectors and geographic communities to make a bigger difference by working together. If you would like to set one up in your community, or are interested in the new WISE Plymouth Hub please contact Lynne Palmer.
 
Best regards
Helen Wollaston
Director
WISE News
WISE Knowledge Sharing event hosted by Prospect
Thirty WISE members and partners joined us for a lively discussion on 22 July. Our theme was how unions and employers could work more closely together to improve opportunities for women in STEM.
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A warm welcome to our new members who have joined us this month: Cranfield University, Manchester University, Procorre, TRL Ltd and all our individual members.
Find out about WISE membership

Congratulations to WISE Board Member Professor Averil Macdonald who has received an OBE for services to Women in Science and Public Engagement with Science.
Read the Queen's birthday honours list 2015: OBE
Congratulations also to Kristie Milner; who completed her Apprenticeship in Business & Administration and Annemarie Graham; on becoming Executive Assistant to Helen Wollaston, both are now permanent WISE Team members.
 
Awards and Conference
We are delighted  to announce that the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng will be speaking at the WISE Conference.

Are you a Health & Safety Superstar, a Tech Wizard, a STEM Hero or an Exceptional Employer...?
Less than 2 weeks to go before the deadline for the 2015 WISE Awards nominations!
Nominate yourself or someone else now!

Conference and Awards dinner tickets are on sale. The conference is only £17.50 if you attend the dinner as well. Sponsors and WISE members also receive a 10% discount.
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Jobs
Opportunities at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Data scientists wanted!
Winton Capital

Aircraft Maintenance & Support Apprentice
BAE Systems

Stable Isotope Research Geochemist
British Geological Survey (BGS)

Janet Thornton Postdoctoral Fellowship
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Construction Planner
Bechtel
Events
10 Steps Measuring Progress
Invitation only event for WISE Ten Steps signatories.
9 September, London 

Career Development Programme for Women in STEM
Four day course starting
17 September, Manchester

Returners' Programme
Two day course starting
23 September, Epsom, Surrey

2015 Women in Project Management National Conference
The second national WiPM conference
"Driving the Future"
24 September, London

Successfully Integrating Women in to STEM
Keynote Speaker: Helen Wollaston
Building the Pipeline of Female Talent in STEM

29 September, London

Returners' Programme
Two day course starting
7 October, Bristol


 
News from you
The Outbox Incubator is underway - 45 girls aged 11-22 are spending 6 weeks learning and living together in the Outbox Incubator house to find out about running a business, developing a product and getting funding to take their ideas to market. With support from WISE mentors on #WISEWednesdays. @OutboxIncubator

Asian women are well represented in the UK Tech Industry - however, their research found men are 9 times more likely to get venture capital finance and 59% more likely to secure Angel investment than women. Read the full report 

Call for teachers to visit industry
The British Chambers of Commerce is calling for industrial placements for teachers as a way to broaden their knowledge about careers in science and technology. WISE is meeting BCC later this month to explore ways to connect their campaign to WISE members. 
Read more 

The WISE Bristol Hub, led by science teacher Sarah Behenna, is an excellent example of this.
WISE Annual Report 2015
Campaign grows momentum
Thank you to all our members, sponsors and supporters for their continued dedication to the campaign.
Blog
"This trip has definitely reinforced my desire to want to become a scientist." Francesca Woolley, competition winner
The University of Warwick with the University of Liverpool selected 14 girls from competition entries to win a 4 day trip to Grenoble France to tour 2 world class science facilities and meet the inspirational scientists who work there to show the female students what life would be like as an international research scientist. Read more
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