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WISE Girls inspired to join Power Industry

Posted Dec 1st, 13:13 in
Girls inspired to join Power Industry

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.


WISE Women in science and engineering celebrated at 2014 WISE Awards

Posted Nov 14th, 00:01 in
Women in science and engineering celebrated at 2014 WISE Awards

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…


WISE 2014 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted Oct 29th, 15:00 in
2014 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship Winners Announced

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.


WISE WISE announces inaugural Young Women’s Board

Posted Oct 27th, 12:06 in
WISE announces inaugural Young Women’s Board

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 WISE Awards shortlist highlights heroes

Posted Oct 10th, 11:09 in
WISE Awards shortlist highlights heroes

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…


WISE Industry campaign addresses shortage of 1 million women engineers

Posted Sep 29th, 00:05 in
Industry campaign addresses shortage of 1 million women engineers

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.


WISE HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of women in engineering at Rosyth, Scotland

Posted Sep 9th, 19:16 in Events and conferences to Scotland
HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of women in engineering at Rosyth, Scotland

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…


WISE 364 more potential female engineers...

Posted Aug 14th, 15:18 in

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,…


WISE Time for Action – What can organisations do to inspire women to pursue STEM careers?

Posted Aug 12th, 11:07 in
Time for Action – What can organisations do to inspire women to pursue STEM careers?

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.


WISE Young Women Engineer Future STEM Careers at Discovery Workshop

Posted Jun 30th, 09:00 in to UK
Young Women Engineer Future STEM Careers at Discovery Workshop

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 A Royal June for WISE

Posted Jun 21st, 09:00 in to UK
A Royal June for WISE

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.


WISE WISE opens awards nominations to recognise inspirational women

Posted Jun 11th, 09:00 in to UK
WISE opens awards nominations to recognise inspirational women

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 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship opens for applications

Posted May 19th, 09:00 in to UK
Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship opens for applications

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.


WISE More encouragement needed to attract girls into IT profession according to BCS survey

Posted May 7th, 11:33 in
More encouragement needed to attract girls into IT profession according to BCS survey

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.


WISE Princess Royal meets next generation of women scientists and engineers at WISE Student Colloquium

Posted Apr 8th, 18:00 in to Yorkshire & Humber
Princess Royal meets next generation of women scientists and engineers at WISE Student Colloquium

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.


WISE Laying the Foundations for Rewarding Careers

Posted Mar 27th, 12:29 in to Yorkshire & Humber
Laying the Foundations for Rewarding Careers

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.


WISE New booklet to help promote diversity in engineering

Posted Mar 18th, 10:32 in to UK
New booklet to help promote diversity in engineering

In celebration of National Science and Engineering Week, WISE has released a free-to-download booklet which promotes diversity in engineering.


WISE Head of Renewable Energy Association joins WISE Board

Posted Feb 2nd, 09:08 in

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…


WISE WISE celebrates 30 years

Posted Jan 6th, 13:32 in
WISE celebrates 30 years

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.


WISE WISE Awards 2013 celebrate inspirational female talent

Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:00 in
WISE Awards 2013 celebrate inspirational female talent

WOMEN in Science, Technology and Engineering were recognised for their contribution to industry and innovation at a glittering awards ceremony in London last night (Nov 2013).


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