WISE Blog

Each month a different woman describes her choice of career on our blog, creating a fascinating snapshot of women who are in a minority - inventors, experimenters, engineers, technicians, scientists, researchers and more.

Some blogs feature a controversial viewpoint on a particular topic, and open up a starting point for discussion.

If you would like to share your story and inspire other women, or write an opinion piece, please contact Sarah Shaw at s.shaw@wisecampaign.org.uk

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Jane Simpson: How a ‘light bulb’ moment helped me get into electrical engineering

Jane Simpson: How a ‘light bulb’ moment helped me get into electrical engineering
Posted 1st April 2014 by Jane Simpson

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, WISE blogs in 2014 will feature women who had experience of WISE in the early years. Please add your comments in response to each month's blog and if you've been inspired by WISE at some point over…


Katherine Jackson: Engineering - a passport to travel

Katherine Jackson: Engineering - a passport to travel
Posted 1st March 2014 by Katherine Jackson

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, WISE blogs in 2014 will feature women who had experience of WISE in the early years. Please add your comments in response to each month's blog and if you've been inspired by WISE at some point over the…


Ila Glennie: How WISE got me into engineering, and why I stayed in Engineering!

Ila Glennie: How WISE got me into engineering, and why I stayed in Engineering!
Posted 1st February 2014 by Ila Glennie

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, WISE blogs in 2014 will feature women who had experience of WISE in the early years. Please add your comments in response to each month's blog and if you've been inspired by WISE at some point over the…


Sarah House: Engineering - contributing to life, health and dignity

Sarah House: Engineering - contributing to life, health and dignity
Posted 1st January 2014 by Sarah House

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, WISE blogs in 2014 will feature women who had experience of WISE in the early years. Please add your comments in response to each month's blog and if you've been inspired by WISE at some point over the…


Olga Degtyareva: helping women in science to be more productive at work

Olga Degtyareva: helping women in science to be more productive at work
Posted 2nd December 2013 by Olga Degtyareva

Olga Degtyareva, a research scientist for the last 13 years, now runs her own company Productivity for Scientists helping women to be more productive at work and to feel happier in their lives.

I have been a scientists for my whole adult…


Rebecca Wilkins: engineering in the medical sector

Rebecca Wilkins: engineering in the medical sector
Posted 2nd December 2013 by Rebecca Wilkins

As engineers we’re at the forefront of technology. It’s the technology that we’ve invented over time that defines us as human and shapes the world we live in. Think how important the invention of the sewing needle would have been in its day,…


Professor Lora Fleming - View from both sides of the pond

Professor Lora Fleming - View from both sides of the pond
Posted 3rd November 2013 by Professor Lora Fleming

I am a physician and epidemiologist interested in the interconnections between the environment and human health, and I have had the privilege of working in research and training on both sides of the Atlantic (i.e. the US and the UK) in…


Rose Russell: a passion for supporting girls in STEM

Rose Russell: a passion for supporting girls in STEM
Posted 30th September 2013 by Rose Russell

I thought I would share with you where my passion for supporting girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math’s (STEM) started.

How we created enthusiasm and passion for STEM through an extra-curricular club. The success we've had…

Rebekka Bishop - award winning inventor and WISE inspirational woman

Rebekka Bishop - award winning inventor and WISE inspirational woman
Posted 8th September 2013 by Rebekka Bishop

Rebekka Bishop, a Project Manager for Halliburton, is an award winning inventor and WISE inspirational woman. She has previously contributed to the GetSET Women blog, read her post from June 2012, and here she continues her story in light of…


Developing Personal Resilience in a Corporate Setting

Developing Personal Resilience in a Corporate Setting
Posted 6th August 2013 by Christine Alexander-Smith

“When you are liberated from your own fear, you automatically give others the permission to do the same” Marianne Williamson from her poem ‘Our Greatest Fear’.

In coaching women over many years, my clients have repeatedly raised with me the…