Dear WISE members and supporters,
The People Like Me resource pack and app was officially launched at a fantastic event during the British Science Festival at the National Media Museum last week. Hosted by broadcaster Steph McGovern, it was enthusiastically received by all those in attendance – see the stimulating debate that took place on twitter #PeopleLikeMe. Places are now available for the first training session, delivered by author Professor Averil MacDonald OBE on 13 October at The Science Museum, London, book here.

WISE tracks progress towards our goal of a critical mass of women in the UK STEM workforce (30%), through the Labour Force Survey, which gives a gender breakdown for different occupations. The latest figures, (August 2015), show women make up 14.4% of all those in STEM occupations. We are pleased but even more determined to push harder to get “1 million more women in STEM”.

A record number of WISE Awards nominations have been received this year and we are currently in the process of longlisting, the shortlist will be announced in the next week. The inspirational nominees are an encouraging reminder of the valuable contribution women make to STEM. Only 2 months to go and tickets are selling fast, don't miss out buy tickets now, members receive a 10% discount.

A warm welcome to our new members joining us this month: Interserve, BAM Nutall, Major Projects Association, NASUWT and over 200 new individual members.
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Best regards
Helen Wollaston
WISE Director
WISE Conference 2015
Forty years to the day that the Sex Discrimination Act was granted royal assent, the WISE Awards & Conference 2015 will examine the role of women in the UK’s science and engineering sectors.

The conference will take place during the day on Thursday 12 November, at IET London: Savoy Place and the awards ceremony will take place in the evening at the Grange Hotel St.Paul's. Visit our website for more details and to book tickets.

 
Scholarship shortlist announced
Congratulations to all the girls selected for interview, you should be incredibly proud of yourselves.

The shortlisted candidates for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Apprentice Scholarship are; Emily Swatton, a Mechanical Engineering Advance Apprentice at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Frida Nzaba, a Manufacturing Engineering Level 4 Apprentice at Rolls-Royce PLC and Sophie Judge, an Advanced Engineering Apprentice at Royal Mail Group PLC.

The shortlisted candidates for the Undergraduate Scholarship are Abigail Parker, studying Aerospace Technology at Coventry University, Laura McElhinney, studying Mechanical Engineering at Queens University, Belfast and Temilolu Danso, studying Mechanical Engineering at Plymouth University. The winner in each category will be awarded the scholarship at the WISE Awards 2015.
Events
Successfully integrating women into STEM
WISE Director Helen Wollaston will be the Special Keynote Speaker: Building the Pipeline of Female Talent in STEM. Please see the inside government website for the full day's agenda.
29 September 2015
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The Role of Women in Science Professor Averil Macdonald OBE and other distinguished speakers will be taking part in a public discussion of an issue that is central not just to the future of UK science but also the UK economy.
19 October 2015
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Knowledge Sharing Event for WISE Members
The RAF has run residential WISE weeks for girls since 2009. At this WISE members only Knowledge Sharing, they will share the principles of an effective intervention for girls.
28 October 2015

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Blog
Raha: "two options... stay at home or... be kidnapped"
Originally I'm from the Middle East, I had to leave my home country, because unfortunately it went contrary to civilization and especially against women. Raha works at ARUP as an electrical engineer. 
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Revolutionary STEM resource
People Like Me is the revolutionary approach using girls’ natural tendency to create and articulate their self-identity with adjectives, to help see themselves working successfully in STEM. We recommend using the pack in an all-girl setting, where girls have been found to feel more comfortable sharing their strengths and aspirations.  

WISE also recommends training before delivery of the resource and is offering training in the People Like Me approach for anyone wishing to be licensed to deliver the sessions. This is the opportunity to be recognised by WISE as â€˜licensed’ to deliver the resources to girls. The resource can be downloaded from the website.
Training
Skills4 award winning Career Development & Returner's Programmes
Start dates:
23 September, Epsom
7 October, Bristol

People Like Me Licensing
You can register your interest in becoming a WISE accredited People Like Me trainer by emailing info@wisecampaign.org.uk or book to train on 13 October.
News from you
Could you explain your work to a 13 year old in just one sentence?
If so, then apply for the next I'm an Engineer and I'm a Scientist Closing date 27 September. 

BCS Women in IT Scorecard
BCS have released their definitive up to date evidence base for data and commentary on women in IT employment and education. See it here

Half-term engineering residential for girls
RAF's Cranwell will be hosting a FREE an exciting opportunity this half term, with the college being open to Year 10 pupils with an interest in engineering. Read More

e-skills jobs for women
TechUK is linking the eSkills for Jobs campaign with its Women in Tech programme which aims to tackle the gender imbalance in the sector such that tech becomes not only a feasible but desirable career choice for women. 
Click here for more information.
Jobs
Professor and Director of Research for Speech, Image and Vision Systems
Queen’s University Belfast
Closes 21st September 2015

Construction Planner
Bechtel Ltd, London
Closes 2nd October 2015

Research Portfolio Managers (6 roles)
EPSRC
£28,384 per annum + benefits
Swindon, United Kingdom
Closes 12th October 2015

Head of Department of Biological Science

University of Huddersfield
£58,710 - £76,298 p.a.
Closes 19th October 2015
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