Thursday 13 November 2014
Southbank Centre and Grange Hotel Tower Bridge, London
The annual WISE Awards celebrate female talent in science, technology and engineering – from classroom to boardroom.
The black tie dinner and awards ceremony was held at the Grange Hotel Tower Bridge London. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal was invited to present the Awards as patron of the WISE campaign.
The WISE Awards categories reflect the two strategic areas of our campaign. The first group of awards is for individual women and girls who are ideal role models to inspire the next generation of girls. The second group recognises teachers, careers advisers and women in leadership for growing the talent pipeline.
The Awards ceremony was presented by Alice Bhandhukravi, Reporter/Presenter, BBC London TV News.
What is your #WISEpledge to get 1 million more Women in STEM?As part of the evening, attendees made their pledges on Twitter to get 1 million more women in to STEM. See the pledges at #WISEpledge.
Watch the Video of the Conference and Awards Ceremony
The Winners, Highly commended nominees and Shortlist
MAKING THE CASE
Awards in this group will inspire girls and women to study and work in science, technology and engineering by showing how they too can make a difference.
WISE Girl Award
SPONSORED BY INTEL
Recognises and celebrates a girl/young woman under the age of 18 with a passion for science, technology, engineering or mathematics, whose outstanding achievements have already inspired other girls.
WINNER: Charlotte Kerr, Student, Grantown Grammar School
Shortlisted: Prishita Maheshwari-Aplin, Student, Chetham’s School of Music
Shortlisted: Rebecca Wang, Student, Chesham Grammar School
Shortlisted: Sara Zaidi, Student, Kingsbury High School
WISE Apprentice Award
SPONSORED BY INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ICE)
This award celebrates the achievements of a female apprentice in science, engineering, technology or manufacturing, to inspire more women to choose an apprenticeship as a route into a career in STEM.
WINNER: Anna Shaw, Laboratory Analyst Apprentice, GlaxoSmithKline
Shortlisted: Christina Dines, Technical Apprentice in Electronic Engineering, BAE Systems
Shortlisted: Samantha McRae, Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice, AWE
WISE Hero Award
SPONSORED BY BABCOCK
Recognising a woman’s contribution to health, well being and safety or improving people’s lives through science, engineering or technology, whose story will inspire others to see the opportunities to make a difference through science.
WINNER: Professor Tara Moore, Vision Science Research Group Leader, Associate Director of Biomedical Science Research Institute, University of Ulster
Shortlisted: Dr Renata Gomes, Heart Scientist, King’s College London
Shortlisted: Dr Ceri Lewis, Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Exeter
WISE Research Award
SPONSORED BY THE IET & THE WELLCOME TRUST
For groundbreaking scientific research by a female-led team which has advanced knowledge and will make a difference to people’s lives.
WINNER: Dr Sarah Bohndiek, Group Leader, Department of Physics and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge
Shortlisted: Professor Deborah Greaves, Professor of Ocean Engineering and Director of COAST Laboratory, Plymouth University
Shortlisted: Professor Aline F. Miller, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, University of Manchester
WISE Lifetime Achievement Award
SPONSORED BY HALLIBURTON
This award celebrates the achievements of a woman who has had a truly outstanding career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and has inspired and supported other women to follow in her footsteps.
WINNER: Professor Dame Kay Davies CBE, Dr Lee’s Professor of Anatomy, University of Oxford and Deputy Chair of the Wellcome Trust
Highly Commended: Professor Jean Manson OBE, Head of Neurobiology, The Roslin Institute
Shortlisted: Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Network Rail
BUILDING AND SUSTAINING THE PIPELINE
Nominations in this group need to demonstrate how their actions have increased the recruitment, retention and progression of women in STEM organisations or sectors where women are currently under-represented.
WISE Advisor Award
SPONSORED BY ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
For a careers advisor, teacher, lecturer or mentor (male or female) who has increased the number of girls and women who pursue further study and/or find work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or related sectors and supports them to achieve their potential.
WINNER: Tony Thompson, Construction Skills Training Manager, Incommunities Group Ltd
Shortlisted: Dr Ismini Vasileiou, Lecturer in Information Systems, School of Computing and Mathematics, Plymouth University
WISE Employer Award
SPONSORED BY ATKINS
Recognising an employer who can demonstrate an increase in the retention and progression of women in scientific, technology, engineering or mathematical roles as a result of actions they have taken to enable women to achieve their potential.
WINNER: Shell UK
Shortlisted: The Roslin Institute
WISE Leadership Award
SPONSORED BY AWE
For an organisation which has made a difference to the participation of girls and/or women in STEM to improve diversity and inclusion within their sector. Nominations are invited from STEM organisations, professional bodies, sector skills councils, trade unions, companies or educational institutions which can demonstrate that they have used their influence to drive change.
WINNER: Daphne Jackson Trust
Highly Commended: Prospect
Shortlisted: Girls Engineering the Future
WISE Champion Award
SPONSORED BY RESEARCH COUNCILS UK (RCUK)
For an individual champion who has used their position to influence others to take positive action to promote female talent in STEM, within their own organisation or beyond.
WINNER: Sue Cooper, Non-Executive Director, Skills 4 Ltd
Highly Commended: Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education, The University of Sheffield
Shortlisted: Professor Jane Clarke, Professor of Molecular Biophysics, University of Cambridge
Shortlisted: Sue Ferns, Director of Communications and Research, Prospect