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New rooftop science lab will inspire female scientists

Published on 29 September 2015

A-Level students at a Hertfordshire girls’ school will soon have the opportunity to study and conduct research in one of the most unusual science classrooms in the UK. 

Tech Women Triumph: From Retail To Space Launch Engines, The Revolution Is Here

Published on 29 September 2015

Elizabeth Robertson, who has scored a breakthrough with the first ever 3D printed turbopump, a highly complex part for the Mars rocket launch engine, says she was “never told that women weren’t supposed to be engineers”.

Construction charity launch #notjustforboys campaign

Published on 29 September 2015

Construction Youth Trust, has launched a new campaign this week aimed at encouraging young people to look at careers in the built environment.

Royal Society book prize won by a woman for first time

Published on 28 September 2015

The first solo female author to win the Royal Society's prestigious Winton Prize says she hopes her victory is a "sign of a more level playing field" for all writers.

Workingmums.co.uk announces shortlist for its sixth Top Employer Awards

Published on 28 September 2015

Twenty nine of the most progressive employers and their representatives have been shortlisted for this year’s Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards. Included in the list are WISE members Centrica plc.

How I got my job in engineering

Published on 28 September 2015

Atkins: Sophie McPhillips is 25 but she's already been working for Atkins for seven years. Here, the assistant water works engineer explains how her career has developed

National Coding Week - A Great Opportunity to Reflect on the State of Play for Women in Tech

Published on 23 September 2015

You may have noticed that it's National Coding Week. Why do we have a week-long event dedicated to coding? Because it's everywhere!

People Like Me

Published on 22 September 2015

Meg Munn - Professor MacDonald's light bulb moment built on a previous WISE report "Not for People Like Me", which detailed how around half the population, mainly men, construct and talk about their self-identity using verbs while the other half, mainly female, use adjectives.

Anything but boring – Women in Health and Safety at Crossrail

Published on 21 September 2015

Crossrail is actively working on a number of fronts to increase the number of women on their construction sites.

Too many girls studying 'soft option' psychology

Published on 19 September 2015

Schools should encourage female students to focus on 'hard sciences' so they get top places at university, education leader says

Accenture Finds More Than Half of 12-Year-Old Girls in the UK and Ireland Believe STEM Subjects are Too Difficult to Learn

Published on 17 September 2015

New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reports that more than half (60 percent) of 12-year-old girls in the United Kingdom and Ireland believe that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are too difficult to learn.

Valentina Tereshkova: USSR was 'worried' about women in space

Published on 17 September 2015

The first woman in space has revealed that the Soviet authorities thought it was "too dangerous" to send more female cosmonauts into orbit.

Meet the anti-Barbie: Will these 'geek chic' dolls really get more girls into science?

Published on 17 September 2015

Project MC² are four dolls that have their own TV show - all with the aim of getting more girls into science, maths, tech and engineering.

The three things, beyond childcare, that can help new mothers return to work

Published on 16 September 2015

Self-confidence, supportive colleagues and a strong network of peers – without these issues addressed Britain’s workforce will continue to lose strong talent

Naomi Climer: First female president of Institution of Engineering and Technology vows to attract more women into engineering

Published on 13 September 2015

When Naomi Climer becomes the first female president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on 1 October, she hopes to help dispel the myth that engineering is a male profession. (Naomi will be speaking at the WISE Awards 2015)

Girls in Tech London launches exclusive mentoring programme backed by Google, Amazon and Spotify execs

Published on 9 September 2015

The programme will give 15 women access to execs at Google, Spotify, Amazon and TechStars.

Aiming for a better gender balance

Published on 4 September 2015

At Sky, we know a more diverse workforce will help us create a better business. To help achieve this we have launched our Women in Leadership programme.

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