September 2014

News from WISE

HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of women in engineering at Rosyth, Scotland
“The ripple effect of these events is hugely important in the long term.”
Special guest HRH The Princess Royal joined over 100 guests on 9 September to hear inspiring speakers drawn from WISE membership and other partners. The event was hosted by WISE corporate member Babcock at their Rosyth facilities, the only place on the planet where two aircraft carriers are being built. TV presenter Kaye Adams led a lively debate on action that employers, schools and individuals can take to make a difference. Kaye, who said her eyes had been opened by what she had heard, tweeted the 'facts at a glance page' from WISE's UTC booklet, along with the comment, "If you have daughters: look at these stats. Read 'em and weep." 

Read the press release about the event

Award Winning Career Development Programme for Women in STEM
“It was the single most important piece of training I have ever 
had in my 16 years at the company.”

Delivered by Skills 4 and hosted by Siemens in Manchester, this award winning programme will support women in middle management to move on to the next level. This is a 4 day course spread over 3 months and will start on 6 October.
Discount for WISE members. 
Find out more and book your place

FREE WISE Membership for STEM students and apprentices!
"As a WISE member, it is rewarding being part of a strong and committed community of people who are dedicated to raising awareness of the amazing prospects for women in STEM."
Connect with other women who love science, technology, engineering and maths; join our campaign to inspire more girls to follow in your footsteps.
Find out about FREE student membership

WISE Knowledge Sharing Event in association with Alstom
"It has given us huge insight! It really was an amazing meeting!"
Following on from the successful Knowledge Sharing Event in Rosyth Scotland, WISE members are cordially invited to join us at our next regional event in Stafford hosted by Alstom. The theme of the event is ‘Alstom: the early stages of a journey to improving gender diversity in the workplace’ and will include presentations from women at different levels of their careers and an overview of STEM activities at Alstom. The event is free and will be held on 25 September.
Find out more and book your free place

Girls - Create your Future!
“I've learnt that there is more to engineering than just bridges; it’s a fascinating subject and it opens up a lot of doors."

Girls, parents and teachers are invited to the next 'Create your Future' event at St. Benedict's school in Bury St Edmunds. This interactive workshop is being run by WISE in association with UK Power Networks. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to role models and see the wide range of careers that are available within engineering. The event is free and will be held on 22 November.
Find out more and book your free place

WISE Awards - Tickets selling fast!
"The Oscars of the science world"

Still two months to go and we're already down to the last 15 tables! If you've been thinking of buying a ticket but haven't got round to it yet, then you better be quick! Don't forget, we have a Daytime Event as well as the Evening Ceremony so it's set to be an exciting event. 
BUY TICKETS - Contact Shagufta on
Find out more about the event

WISE teams up with #ogilvychange 
WISE is excited to announce that we have been successful in being chosen by #ogilvychange to benefit from their expertise in behaviour change in shaping a new campaign for WISE targeting young women and their parents. Watch this space.
News from you

Congratulations to Emma Roberts, electrical engineer, who won the Regional Unilever Higher Apprentice of the Year award in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014, East Midlands. Read more

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards: Dr. Anne Condon, Ruthe Farmer, Barbara Birungi, Durdana Habib, Dr. Ayanna Howard, Thamar Solorio. Read more

Opportunities to make a difference

UK Space Agency Steering Board Member and Audit Committee Chair
The UK Space Agency is currently recruiting 2 new steering group members. They are keen to widen their pool of candidates and encourage more applications from underrepresented groups, especially women. Closing date 15 September.
Find out more

The Cherie Blair Mentoring Programme is looking for mentors to join their autumn 2014 intake. Applications are now open until 30 September 2014. The programme supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies by matching them with mentors to work on building their businesses and skills.

Find out more
Research reports

New Girls Matter report from Girlguiding
After consultation with 2400 young women and girls aged 7 to 25, Girlguiding has produced a new survey,'Girls Matter - a call for change', directly from girls and young women to the decision-makers of the next government.
"We’re just constantly being told 'you can’t do that – you’re a girl' or 'that’s what you’re meant to be'. People are restricting what we can and can’t do and trying to put us into neat little boxes." Rebecca, 13. Read the report

The abrasiveness trap: High-achieving men and women are described differently in reviews
Does gender play a role in the type of feedback an employee receives at review time? Read more

Science losing out to 'men are from Mars and women from Venus' myth
Leading neuroscientist says brains are not wired differently, but moulded by experiences and attitudes. Read more


Celebrating Women Engineers poster
WES and the IET have collaborated to produce a poster celebrating women engineers.

Download the poster or find it on the IET website
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WISE Knowledge Sharing Event at Alstom
25 September, Stafford
Free Workshop for UTCs
16 October, Sheffield
Free Workshop for UTCs
10 November, Manchester
WISE Awards 2014
Limited tickets available!
13 November, London
Create your Future
Discovery workshop for girls parents and teachers
22 November
WISE at the Graduate Engineer and Science Show
Meet role models from a wide range of companies
29 October, Derby
WISE Members - Volunteer as a role model
Students - Book a FREE workshop
Read this month's blog
Women inspired by WISE
Aradhna Tayal: My dad always told me that I could achieve anything
Welcome to the University of Huddersfield and all our new student members who have taken advantage of our FREE student membership
For Individuals
Ford Prize for Women in STEM study
Closing date: 19 Sept
Sagentia STEM Bursary
Closing date: 19 Sept
Best Young Researcher Award
Rail Research UK Association and IMechE Railway Division
Closing date: 19 Sept
Churchill Travelling Fellowship
Closing date: 23 Sept
Diversity in Science grants
Closing date: 30 Sept
SEMTA Skills Awards
Closing date: 31 October
2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards
Closing date: 3 November
Social Tech Seed
Opens on 22 Sept
For companies and organisations
Employer ownership: developing women engineers
Closing date: 5 Dec
British Science Festival
6-11 Sept, Birmingham
Joliot Curie Conference: Establishing an independent career in science
16 September, Edinburgh
Is gender still relevant?
16-17 Sept, Bradford
WAVE Women In Construction ICT Networking Event
17 September, Conwy
BBC Get In
20 September, London
Women in Science Symposium
26 September, Cambridge
BBC Get In
27 September, Glasgow
BBC Get In
27 September, Belfast
Cambridge AWiSE 20th Anniversary Celebration
2 October, Cambridge
European Diversity Awards 2014
2 October, London
BBC Get In
4 October, Birmingham
World Space Week
4-10 October
Career Development Programme for Women in STEM
6 October, Manchester
Time to take the ‘E’ out of STEM?
9 October, London
The Modern Alchemist - The Royal Society of Chemistry
13 October, Harrogate
16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists
 24 October, California
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