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.
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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
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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