"Thales recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and the economic need to increase the number of engineers across the UK. The work of organisations such as WISE is crucial in achieving this as we simply must employee more female engineers in order to meet the demand. It is not about one company going it alone, industry, education and academia must work together, guided by WISE in order to change the face the STEM workforce."
"Finding the best solutions to the world's toughest challenges to create a better future for all of us will need diversity of thinking and skills. Through WISE, we hope to attract more talented women to our sector to make that positive difference to the future."
Neil Thomas, managing director of Atkins' Water & Environment division and sponsor of Atkins' diversity programme
"Nissan’s recruitment team look for the best people irrespective of who they are or where they come from. As a company we’re committed to increasing the number of females in our workforce, which is why we are leading the way in creating opportunities for female STEM students. "
Adrian Smart, HR Director, Nissan
“WISE provides a great focus for materials and expertise to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in Science and Engineering. UCL recognizes this work as vital to the future and is keen to contribute.”
Dr Sally Day, Senior Academic, UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering
“For our business to grow in line with our hopes and expectations, we need access to the greatest possible pool of talent. Across Amec Foster Wheeler we are already seeing encouraging results in our drive for more diversity and inclusion and our present and future work with WISE will, I’m sure, provide benefits not only for us, but for the UK nuclear industry.”
Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler
"We joined WISE to help us progress our gender equality work as part of our Athena SWAN commitment. We follow the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and WISE by wishing to attract, support, and reward women in STEMM at all career stages."