Here you can find joint resources to ensure we continue to engage, nurture, grow and understand the important contribution of women in science, technology and engineering in the UK, now and for the future.
We are here to support Government, employers, educators and individual scientists and engineers to keep gender on the agenda during the coming weeks and months. Let’s highlight all the energising and inspirational stories and capture the inclusive ways of working to address the current challenges and for the long term benefit of women, businesses and the country as a whole.
If you have any more resources we could share please get in touch and let us know.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
In an effort to continue supporting the chemistry community during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Royal Society of Chemistry have reviewed the suitability of their Grants for Carers and Assistance Grant schemes in light of the new working practices. They are now able to provide up to £500 for home working and grants to support online meetings, conferences and CPD progression.
Women in Tech World Webinar
Optimising your Organisation with Intelligent Automation
In this webinar Sarah Burnett will provide an overview of IA technologies, their applications in the enterprise, the opportunities that they bring for office workers and businesses, and sources of free information and resources to get you started.
STEM Resources for Children
WISE has put together a list of STEM resources and activities which are free to access or to register for parents which can be done at home.The activities range from primary to secondary school age so there will be something for everyone.
The Skills Toolkit from the The Department for Education
Free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills.
Choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that’s right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your digital skills.
Amazon Future Engineer
Computer science opportunities, from childhood to career
Helping to meet students needs with a free virtual coding programme – in partnership with Fire Tech. Available for students, teachers and parents for two months from 3 April to 3 June 2020, these resources cater for students aged 12 to 17 to help build computer science skills for students learning at home.
WISE Jobs Portal
Advertising on the WISE Jobs portal highlights your desire to be a STEM employer of choice. The portal allows you to advertise multiple vacancies while promoting your organisation as a whole. Our packages are designed to advertise your jobs effectively and boost response from women and prominent figures in STEM.
Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
ONS has created an estimate of exposure to generic disease, and physical proximity to others, for UK occupations based on US analysis of these factors.
Business in the Community
COVID-19 and gender equality at work FACT SHEET
This COVID-19 and gender equality at work fact sheet considers the status of women at work during the pandemic and the potential impact of the crisis. It makes recommendations to employers and policy-makers to mitigate any negatives and harness opportunities as they relate to gender equality.
Institute for Fiscal Studies report
Parents, especially mothers, paying heavy price for lockdown
School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and childcare.
Researchers from IFS and the UCL Institute of Education have specially designed an online survey, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and fielded between 29 April and 15 May, to capture how 3,500 families with two opposite-gender parents are sharing paid work and domestic responsibilities.
An Intersectional Approach to a Pandemic? Gender Data, Disaggregation, and COVID-19
We know that disaggregating data can aid in achieving equity. But can it help us combat a global pandemic? Collaborative technical and advocacy platform Data2X and Natalie Cleveland explore gender data, disaggregation, and #COVID19 through an intersectional lens in this new blog post.
Women in Transport
Get Involved In The Leading With Courage And Confidence Journal Research Project
Women in Transport members Karen Powell and Lesley Heath are co-founders of A Matter of Choice (AMOC) and are seeking participants for a research project examining changing leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic.