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LEGO's newest characters are incredibly important for young girls

Published on 29 June 2015

Women aren't entering fields of science and math in large numbers, so LEGO is encouraging them on the minifig scale.

CBI appoints first female director general

Published on 29 June 2015

Former media executive Carolyn Fairbairn will take the helm later this year as John Cridland steps down

Female scientists paid £5,000 less a year than their male counterparts, report finds

Published on 28 June 2015

Female science professors are paid thousands of pounds less than their male counterparts despite carrying out similar duties according to a report on the latest university salaries of senior scientists.

Young railway engineer Louise Bungay makes her mark in the battle of the sexes

Published on 27 June 2015

The 25-year-old is one of Wales’ handful of female railway engineers. The role remains overwhelmingly dominated by men.

Female engineers help set new Guinness World Record

Published on 26 June 2015

A group of engineers gathered in London’s Horse Guards Parade earlier this week to set a new Guinness World Record for high-five jumping, in honour of National Women in Engineering Day.

Anglian Water aims to inspire a new generation for Women in Engineering Day

Published on 26 June 2015

Young engineers of the future were put through their paces in Northamptonshire this week as part of Women in Engineering Day.

Soapbox Science duo commended by Prime Minister

Published on 25 June 2015

A pair of inspirational female scientists who founded an initiative that takes science out of the labs and highlights the work of women in cutting edge research have been named Points of Light by Prime Minister David Cameron.

'At some point we will have no one coming into the construction industry'

Published on 25 June 2015

Apprenticeships need reform not just targets if chasm between sector’s need for skilled workers and its record on training is to be bridged

Breaking down the barriers for women: If we don’t, who will? – Saphina Sharif, Business Planning Manager for Atkins

Published on 24 June 2015

Saphina Sharif is the business planning manager for Atkins’ design & engineering division who started her career at Atkins 14 years ago as a civil engineering graduate, and has spent a significant proportion of this working on construction sites and within client teams.

Telegraph STEM Awards Winners Annouced

Published on 24 June 2015

Five stand-out entries have been chosen by the Telegraph STEM Awards. Congratulations to Habiba Akhtar in the Pharmaceuticals category and Abbie Romano in the Design in the Built Environment category. 

HFCA Announced as National Flagship School

Published on 24 June 2015

The Academy has become the first secondary school in the UK to form a partnership with WISE, as part of their commitment to raising the aspirations of girls and increasing their participation in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

2015 For Women In Science Fellows Announced

Published on 23 June 2015

The winners of the highly contested 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships (FWIS) were announced last night at a ceremony at London’s Royal Society.

Government initiatives push to get women in STEM

Published on 23 June 2015

Article by Anna Cheng, WISE Young Women's Board Member. The UK government recently reported that only 12% of engineering and technology undergraduates were women. How can we inspire young women and girls to study the STEM topics?

So what can the sector really offer the next generation of women engineers?

Published on 23 June 2015

RECRUITING WOMEN IN STEM - If you love solving problems, are fascinated with learning how to make things work and work better, engineering could be an excellent career choice for you.

Wise up and stop closing the door before STEM

Published on 23 June 2015

We need to be better at teaching our kids maths and science. It’s not socially acceptable to say ‘I can’t read very well’ so why is it OK to say ‘I’m rubbish at maths’?

Lord Ahmad backs Women in Engineering campaign

Published on 23 June 2015

Transport Minister hosts skills summit to celebrate female engineers working in transport.

National Women in Engineering Day: Stereotypes are creating a huge skills gap in the UK's engineering sector

Published on 23 June 2015

Article by Roma Agrawal, structural engineer for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. National Women in Engineering Day isn’t just a celebration. It’s a landmark opportunity to draw attention to a critical economic factor that can no longer be ignored: women need to fill an ever-growing engineering skills gap.

Britain failing to build bridges with women

Published on 22 June 2015

Figures compiled by the Institution of Civil Engineers show that below 10 per cent of engineers in the UK are women, which compares unfavourably with Bulgaria, where almost a third of the country’s bridge and roadbuilders are women.

UK needs over one million new engineers and technicians, says Royal Academy of Engineering

Published on 22 June 2015

With women accounting for less than 10 per cent of the sector's workforce, Katie Grant reports on efforts to win over schoolgirls

10 of the best female role models in tech – in pictures

Published on 22 June 2015

From Ada Lovelace to Sheryl Sandberg, women have been shaping the development of technology since the 1800s

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