|3 February 2014
News from WISE
Welcome to the February issue of WISE News. We have some exciting events coming up and two new board members....
Welcome to our new board members
The WISE Board and team are proud to have welcomed two new Non-Executive Directors to the campaign this month; their commitment and expertise will be invaluable to help drive the mission forward.
Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association and a Supervisory Board member for DNV GL Energy in the Netherlands joins the WISE Board with the benefit of over 25 years experience in the energy sector. Dr Keith Purves, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, brings a considerable international background in the technology sector to the WISE Board having previously held executive roles with the Eastman Kodak Company, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Find out more about our new WISE Board members.
Communication, Inspiration, Passion
"The presentation by Maggie was truly inspirational and informative."
WISE is working in partnership with Screenhouse and Imperial College London on an inspirational public speaking masterclass run by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
. The event is open to women in STEM and there is a discount for WISE Members. Find out more and book your place
Building your Future: apprenticeships for girls
"Today was very useful and it’s encouraged me to go for an engineering career path.”
Around 100 people attended our event on Saturday for girls, parents and teachers to inform and inspire them about careers in engineering. The event was run in partnership with Aston University Birmingham and 20 role models were involved. The next event will be held in Leeds at the new First Direct Arena on 15th March. Find out more and book your place
Breakfast meeting for Members
We are delighted to invite individual and corporate members to join us for another lively and informative discussion at the breakfast meeting on the 19th February. The event will be hosted by WISE corporate member Network Rail and will be held in London from 8am-10am. All WISE members welcome. If you would like to book a place or find out more, please contact Priya on firstname.lastname@example.org
WISE Member Survey
WISE is developing its services to members. If you're a member or thinking of becoming a member, we'd be grateful if you could complete one of the surveys below:
Survey for individual members
Survey for corporate members
News from you
* Congratulations Dr Phebe Mann, who has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship. Phebe was also a winner of a UKRC 'Woman of Outstanding Achievement' award in 2011.
* Congratulations Cynthia Graber, winner of the IOP-STFC Physics Journalism Prize for her feature 'Electric Shock'.
Funding & awards
Venture Prize 2014 Competition for Materials Science. Closing date 15 March.
2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland - applications for Women in Science Fellowships now open
Graduate/Student Project of the year award. MIDAs have partnered with ICE (the Institution of Civil Engineers) for the MIDAS Graduate/Student Project of the year award to win a prize of £1000.
Opportunities to make a difference
Nominations for six 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Awards. Closing date 24 February.
Employers: A call for best practice case studies from the Royal Society. An opportunity to submit a case study if you have increased the diversity of your workforce.
Gender diversity in top management - Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries
McKinsey's latest survey on gender and workplace diversity found that while women have ambition and are ready to do what it takes to succeed, collective, cultural factors at work are more than twice as likely as individual factors to affect their belief that they will reach top management positions.
Read more and download the full report
Women in Architecture Survey reveals widespread discrimination and unequal pay
Jane Duncan, Equality & Diversity Champion for the RIBA comments on the report:
“Women have suffered a growing crisis of confidence, affecting their ability to demand equal pay, respect and opportunity. Practices translate their descending expectations to receipt of appropriate fees from their clients into a culture of long hours, low pay and discrimination against those who choose a good work-life balance to spend time with their families. This needs addressing together.”
Download the AJ Women in Architecture survey (subscription)
FTSE350 companies challenged by Vince Cable and Lord Davies
It is estimated only a further 60 new female board appointments will need to be made to reach the target for the FTSE100.
Powering Economic Growth: Attracting More Young Women Into Science and Technology
New research from Ireland by Accenture
. Read the report
Challenging gender stereotypes through primary education
The National Union of Teachers worked for two years with five primary schools to consider how 'traditional' gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms.
Read the report
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