About Us​

In 1984 the Engineering Council collaborated with the Equal Opportunities Commission to launch the Women into Science and Engineering (WISE). Spearheaded by Baroness Beryl Platt, Chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission at the time, the initiative intended to highlight the career opportunities for girls and women in science and engineering professions.

Following on from the Finniston Report on the future of engineering in the UK.The report emphasised the need for a broad talent pool of scientists and engineers.

Since then it has helped a huge number of individuals, organisations and businesses, and contributed to a wide range of campaigns to raise the profile of women and girls in STEM.


Enable and promote the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK STEM workforce.


Partner of choice to achieve parity for women in STEM from classroom to boardroom​



To support our partners to achieve gender parity and benefit from better productivity, innovation and business performance. These partnerships will strengthen STEM sectors by championing diversity of thought, background and life experience thereby making STEM inclusive to all. Our mission will:​