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Growing interest in engineering careers among girls says training boss

Published on 30 June 2016

A Bradford engineering training centre is seeing growing interest from women looking at apprenticeships in manufacturing.

Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering List 2016

Published on 23 June 2016

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations. The list includes WISE Board member Dr Nina Skorupska and many WISE Corporate and Educational Members.

Focus on diversity, not gender, says most influential woman in UK IT 2016

Published on 23 June 2016

The winner of Computer Weekly’s most influential woman in UK IT award, Maggie Philbin, says the IT industry should focus on wider diversity as opposed to just gender equality.

Ramboll-Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Published on 23 June 2016

Ramboll has also been proactive in retaining and coaching women to reach their full potential including signing up to the WISE Ten Steps Charter.

Eminent female scientists awarded Fellowships at 2016 L’Oréal UNESCO ceremony

Published on 23 June 2016

Five of the UK’s most promising female scientists were awarded L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Fellowships last night (22 June), in recognition of their scientific achievements in areas as diverse as gene mutation and evolutionary change; molecular changes in the brains of acute head injury patients; and Chagas disease.

Driving cultural change for female engineers

Published on 21 June 2016

Engineering’s gender gap is beginning to close, but we still need to do more to attract women to a career in engineering and ensure they remain in the profession, writes Helen Wollaston.

Women workers highlight problems with ill-fitting protective equipment

Published on 21 June 2016

Women are still encountering difficulties with ill-fitting personal protective equipment at work causing discomfort and putting their safety at risk, according to a Prospect survey.

BA welcomes women in engineering day

Published on 20 June 2016

In the run up to National Women in Engineering Day on Thursday 23 June some of British Airways' female Engineering experts call on other girls and women to take up career opportunities in the fields of STEM.

UK risks losing over 33,000 female scientists each year

Published on 20 June 2016

New research from L’Oréal UK & Ireland, conducted by NUS Insight, shows that almost a quarter of today’s female science students are considering walking away from the subject they love once they graduate.

Tech beats FTSE for female bosses (but there's still work to do)

Published on 20 June 2016

Technology businesses are beating the FTSE when it comes to the number of female bosses, as the startup sector sets an example to the rest of the business world for gender equality.

Women-only spaces boost female tech entrepreneurs

Published on 20 June 2016

Cambridge research finds women-only programmes have best impact on female tech entrepreneurs.

Nicola Sturgeon announces project to help women return to work

Published on 18 June 2016

A project to help women return to the workplace after a career break is to be trialled in Scotland.

Master of my fate, captain of my soul: My career in naval architecture

Published on 15 June 2016

Lucy Collins, Naval Architect and Chair of the WISE Young Women’s Board.

Action needed on digital skills crisis

Published on 13 June 2016

The Science and Technology Committee publishes a report warning that the UK risks being left behind if the Government does not take more action to address the digital skills crisis.

Inspiring Codicote and Stevenage engineer Dawn Bonfield receives MBE in Queen's honours

Published on 10 June 2016

Dawn Bonfield, 51, from Codicote, has received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours today (Friday, June 10) for the promotion of diversity in engineering.

John Innes Centre scientist made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Published on 10 June 2016

A Norfolk plant scientist has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her work in understanding genetic regulation and for her commitment to advancing careers for women working in science.

Economy Minister announces 50 new civil engineering apprenticeships

Published on 9 June 2016

“We are encouraging anyone interested in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to apply – you will be able start on a salary of £10,000 from your first day, work towards a professional qualification, and take your first step into a lifelong career.”

Revealing lives of women in science and technology: the case of Sarah Guppy

Published on 8 June 2016

Revealing lives of women in science and technology: the case of Sarah Guppy

STEM - Industries for all

Published on 8 June 2016

Mace ahead of target growth, achieving £1.77bn in 2015 and a 19% increase in turnover

Published on 8 June 2016

The company’s strategy to attract, develop and retain talent is working: last year saw a 20% increase in the number of graduates joining the business – a third of whom are women.

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