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Initiatives

Tech Role Models Global Campaign – We want to see you

Published on 5 August 2016

This social media campaign aims at creating greater visibility for women around the globe; encouraging women in tech to step forward as role models and inspire the current and next generation of women. #GettingMoreWomenIntoTech

100 female engineers, mathematicians and scientists gather at Houses of Parliament

Published on 21 July 2016

Over 100 female engineers, mathematicians and scientists from across the UK recently gathered for an event at the Houses of Parliament.


RAE supports role women in STEM FE

Published on 4 July 2016

The Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, has launched a programme of visiting teaching engineers (VTEs) which will place 15 professional women engineers into teaching roles in further education (FE) colleges across the UK.


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.

Women in engineering: How universities can step in to help provide much-needed skilled engineers

Published on 7 June 2016

To tackle the issue, various national campaigns have been launched in recent months, one of the more notable ones by EDF Energy, aiming to inspire teenage girls to pursue science-based careers after new research revealed a third don’t think they are clever enough for such jobs.

Women in construction and engineering celebrated at lavish awards ceremony

Published on 25 May 2016

The finalists of the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards came together last week to celebrate female role models within these sectors.

WITBoss

Published on 20 May 2016

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.

Outnumbered; SMMT Encourages Women To Join Automotive Industry

Published on 20 May 2016

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.

Amec Foster Wheeler backs drive to promote science and engineering careers for women

Published on 18 May 2016

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.

Too geeky for girls? Tech industry stereotypes are hindering equality

Published on 16 May 2016

Teachers are gradually being given the tools to get girls into computer science, but tech companies must pull their weight too.

Tackling gender inequality in science: a model that works

Published on 15 May 2016

Cambridge University: A look at what is being done in the Biochemistry Department to combat discrimination

Google designs emojis depicting professional women

Published on 12 May 2016

Google engineers have designed a set of 13 emojis that they say better represent women in the world of work.

Inspiring the next generation with the internet of things

Published on 10 May 2016

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.

WITBoss: Promoting Women in Technology

Published on 4 May 2016

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.

University recognised for commitment to gender equality

Published on 28 April 2016

The University of Sheffield has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality by a leading champion for female researchers.

Five things to promote gender equality at work

Published on 20 April 2016

With women making up just 4% of CEOs in the world’s 500 top companies what can be done to challenge the barriers that prevent women progressing?

Promoting construction industry to women

Published on 13 April 2016

THE organisation South West Women in Construction (SWWIC) is aiming to raise awareness of careers in construction and opportunities available to women.

One female scientist on a team could be 'worse than none'

Published on 13 April 2016

University of Edinburgh: Number of women in high performance computing and science in general is worryingly low, says scholar who leads group for female academics in her field.

Closing Facebook's gender pay gap only 'half the issue'

Published on 13 April 2016

Facebook has announced it is the latest technology company to close the gender pay gap.

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