What Is My Skills My Life?

My Skills My Life is a tried and tested outreach resource created by WISE to inspire girls aged 11-19 to consider a career in STEM. It allows girls to find out about their preferred personality types and matches them with role models who have rewarding and successful careers in STEM.

We have an online platform with over 1000 role model case studies, which include information about pathways and brings the role models to life. It also includes information about companies and the opportunities they have to offer. We also have a paper version of the resource available.

Whether you are a company looking for support with your outreach programmes, an individual wanting to help inspire the next generation, a teacher looking for careers resources or someone looking for career advice and inspiration yourself, My Skills My Life can help you.

The Background to My Skills My Life

Not for People Like Me, a WISE report published in 2014, sponsored by Network Rail, summarised evidence to explain why girls and people from black and Asian backgrounds assume that science, technology and engineering are not for them. Professor Averil Macdonald, CBE, who wrote the research report, went on to develop a quiz for girls to match them with different types of scientist. more

Why My Skills My Life?

My Skills My Life is unique as a careers tool in that it doesn’t just showcase STEM careers but focuses on fantastic people who are working in STEM. Research-based, My Skills My Life uses role models and personality traits to help girls identify with their STEM-identity. The resource can be used flexibly and tailored to your needs by using the paper resource, online tool, inviting role models or using our role model profiles.

How to Get Involved

STEM Individuals

Discover how to become a role model on our training platform, train to run your own My Skills My Life sessions or get involved with some of our different projects.

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STEM Companies

Find out how your organisation can incorporate My Skills My Life into your outreach programmes or create a company profile on the platform.

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Teachers

Discover how you can hold My Skills My Life sessions and invite role models into your school to inspire your students into STEM careers.

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The My Skills My Life Quiz

Find out your personality types and connect with real women in STEM careers who are just like you.

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The My Skills My Life Quiz

Complete our quiz to discover your personality types and see how your skills match up to STEM careers. Connect with real people who have the same personality as you. What do they do? What do they earn? How did they get there?

It’s all about your skills, and how you can make them work for your life.

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Current Reach

1,000role models

13,506 quizzes completed

50+ sessions logged