Q: How long do I have to submit a nomination?
A: Nominations will open on 11th November and close on midnight 31th December. Completed online nomination forms should be submitted by this date.
Q: Do I have to be from a WISE member organisation in order to submit a nomination?
A: No, our awards are open to everyone. You do not have to be from a WISE member organisation in order to take part.
Q: Who can I nominate for a WISE Hero Award?
A: Any woman who works in STEM. We especially encourage nominations of women from marginalised groups. By nominating your COVID hero or by encouraging others to do so, we hope to spotlight the work of women in STEM and celebrate the diverse roles, backgrounds and identities of those who work in the STEM industry.
Q: Can I nominate more than one woman?
A: Yes! You can submit as many nominations as you please before midnight 31st December.
Q: Will our organisation receive recognition for submitting a nomination(s) and taking part in this campaign?
A: Once a nomination has been submitted and approved by our team, the hero that has been nominated will receive a digital certificate letting them know that they have been put forth for an award. If a woman from your organisation is selected as an award winner, your organisation will be highlighted in nationally-distributed news and communications surrounding the event.
Q: How will I know if someone that I nominated has won an award?
A: If selected, award winners will be notified via email around the end of January 2022. Both will be asked to treat the notification as confidential until after the awards reception in March 2022 (date TBC).
Q: What will winners receive if they are selected for a WISE Award?
A: WISE Unsung Hero Award Winners will receive an invitation to, and recognition at, an exclusive VIP drinks reception in Central London in March 2022. The reception will offer an opportunity to network with leaders in the STEM industry, finalists, sponsors and prominent members of the WISE network.
Q: How can I help spread the word and get my organisation involved?
A: As there is no limit as to how many heroes you or your organisation can nominate, we encourage you to help spread the word by including information about the awards and nominations in your organisation’s internal communications (e.g. newsletter or intranet), forwarding our awards mailer and/or by sharing you nomination(s) on social media. Please don’t forget to download our Media Toolkit.