Welcome to our listing of what's appearing in the news relating to gender equality in science, engineering, technology and the built environment.
“WISE is the word”
Beryl Platt, who co-founded WISE in 1984 when she was chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, maintained an active interest in the campaign throughout her life as a WISE Patron. Last year, she was absolutely…
Girls from across Suffolk and Norfolk attended the interactive workshop at St Benedict’s Catholic School, Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday to meet female role models from the worlds of science, engineering and technology.
Nine role models championing the cause of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics were presented with a national award by HRH The Princess Royal last night in a glittering ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the WISE…
At the Graduate Science & Engineering Show, Derby, UK, 29 October 2014 – The winners of the second year of the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship - a funding programme that is encouraging young women to change the face of British engineering – have been announced as Ruby Holmes, 19, from Derbyshire and Chloe Adams-Pickford, 18, from Sheffield.
As part of the WISE campaign to promote women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and in collaboration with Intel Corporation, 10 young professionals have been selected to join the first WISE Young Women’s Board (WYWB) in an effort to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom.
WISE Awards shortlist highlights heroes
The shortlist for this year’s WISE Awards in association with headline sponsors Bloomberg, published today, highlights 28 individuals and organisations for their outstanding contribution to the…
The leaders of 20 of the UK’s top science, technology, engineering and manufacturing companies have today written to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills seeking their support for an exciting new industry-led campaign to boost the recruitment, retention and development of women employees.
Special guest HRH The Princess Royal joins senior figures from across the UK’s engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors today [9 September] to celebrate the achievements of female engineers.
Organised by WISE, in conjunction with…
The 2014 A level results out on 14 August show an increase in the number of girls with A level physics. A total of 7743 girls passed their A level physics, 364 more than in 2013. As A level physics is required for most engineering degrees,…
The WISE Awards 2014 Daytime Event Programme, hosted by WISE in conjunction with headline sponsor Bloomberg, the global leader in business and financial information, news and analysis, will discuss why many girls avoid engineering, science and technology jobs and ultimately create an action plan for addressing the bias, often unintentional, in the workplace. The Event will take place at the prominent Southbank Centre, London.
Talented young women were invited to engineer their future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers at a WISE Create Your Future workshop at Walsall College on Saturday 28th June.
WISE are delighted that HRH The Princess Royal remains committed as out Royal Patron, dedicated to supporting the WISE mission of promoting women in science, technology and engineering.
In this our 30th anniversary year we were privileged to receive two Royal invitations to mark the occasion: a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and a very special invitation for a prominent WISE sponsor to join HRH in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.
Do you know an inspirational woman or girl working in technology, science or engineering? Why not nominate them for an award that celebrates the contribution women and girls are making to British education, media and industry through their…
WISE are proud to announce that applications are now welcomed for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship 2014. Launched last year by Zara Phillips, the scholarship is open to young women who are starting an engineering degree course or apprenticeship in the UK this year. Due to overwhelming demand, we are also delighted to report that this year two scholarships will be awarded, giving an extra boost to a further female student embarking on the first steps of their engineering career.
If we’re going to get more women in IT, then we need more encouragement in schools and universities according to findings of a new survey from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
HER Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid a special visit to the University of Huddersfield so that she could back a campaign to boost the numbers of women who study science and engineering subjects and make their careers in those fields.
In the UK today, government, employers and educators all acknowledge the shortage of skilled technical professionals, with a projected requirement for over 100,000 new scientists, engineers and technologists every year to 2020. Women are significantly under-represented in engineering and technology careers and if this continues, the shortfall will be exacerbated and employers will struggle to fill vacancies with British talent for years to come.
In celebration of National Science and Engineering Week, WISE has released a free-to-download booklet which promotes diversity in engineering.
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.
WISE member, Dr Nina Skorupska, is thrilled…
Things have moved on since 1984, when only 7% of those studying engineering at UK universities were female, but there is a long way to go if we are to achieve the critical mass of 30% women in the science, technology and engineering workforce.