Khadija Serwaah, aged 16, receiving her Secondary Leaders 2012 WISE Award from HRH The Princess Royal
Building a truly talented and diverse workforce needs inspiration and examples. So one of our commitments at WISE is to make women in STEM, of all backgrounds and ages, more visible.
Our prestigious annual Awards help us to do just that. Find out more about the 2012 WISE award winners here, a collection of truly inspirational women, girls and businesses in STEM.
Positive female role models are important if we are to transform some of the preconceptions about who becomes a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician, both among the public, young girls, their teachers and parents. Role models can also inspire women already in STEM to continue and progress, and they can help all STEM managers and staff to break down barriers.
Role models may include women at the top of their career, but can also be women who are studying, volunteering or just starting out.
If you are looking for a speaker, interviewee, mentor or committee member, or just an inspiring read, check out the following:
- GetSET Women is a searchable database of more than 2,000 women working in science, technology and engineering. If you are interested in becoming a role model and working with WISE, sign up for free, and get our monthly e-newsletter covering the latest news, events and STEM job vacancies.
- Ingenious Women A list of 19 early and mid career women engineers, who were trained by the UKRC in communications skills.