Apprenticeships could make a big difference to tackling the tech skills gap in the UK. That was the message Tech Partnership Company’s Director of Strategy Margaret Sambell presented in a Q&A with IT Portal this month.
The finalists of the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards came together last week to celebrate female role models within these sectors.
Lucy Collins, 29, has an ambitious aim: to get one million more women into science and technology careers by 2020. A naval architect at the Ministry of Defence, she has been appointed Chair of the Young Women’s Board of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).
Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen Specialist Group and Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE as Guest Speakers, delivered presentations on 'Deconstructing the Glass Ceiling' and the initiatives in place to promote women in science, technology, and engineering.
The UK motor industry is on the search for the most influential British women in the sector this summer, after research by the Automotive Council found that women working in automotive manufacturing are outnumbered by men three to one.
Held at Booths Park, Knutsford, in conjunction with WISE, the campaign to improve gender balance in science, technology and engineering, the breakfast meeting attracted more than 50 business leaders from the nuclear, engineering, construction and professional services sectors.
Women in STEM and women in business have much to offer each other. The low prevalence of women in both fields indicate that something is amiss in our STEM and business environments.
Professor Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Manchester, thinks the Internet of Things will serve to inspire the next generation of engineers. That’s why she’s backing a competition that will produce exciting new examples of connectivity.
Blue plaque for first and only British woman to win Nobel Prize for Science unveiled in Woodstock Road
The work of Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, with penicillin gave medical experts more knowledge about the drug to treat the masses.
The absence of women in technology careers has been observed since at least 2005 and a $4 billion annual investment is now in place in the UK to rectify the gender imbalance, according to Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2016 report.