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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.


President of the IET conferred with honorary award

Published on 19 July 2016

President of Institution of Engineering and Technology, Naomi Climer, received an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield for services to engineering and gender equality.

Jaguar Land Rover leaders are voted most influential women amongst the UK Automotive Industry

Published on 13 July 2016

Autocar has recognised twenty female workers at Jaguar Land Rover as some of the brightest and most influential stars in a new Top 100 Most Influential British Women in the Automotive Industry report.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

In pictures: Women Create Change

Published on 2 June 2016

British documentary photographer Alison Baskerville's latest work, on display at the Oxford Festival of the Arts, shows pioneering women of the 21st century who are connected to the area.

Submarine designer star of science festival

Published on 28 May 2016

Lucy Collins says she is passionate about seeing more girls pursuing careers in science and the skills they need are those they start developing in school.

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.

Submarine engineer campaigns for a million more female scientists

Published on 23 May 2016

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).

The Intersection Between Women in Business and Women in STEM (And Why We Should Join Hands)

Published on 17 May 2016

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.

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.

Blue plaque for first and only British woman to win Nobel Prize for Science unveiled in Woodstock Road

Published on 5 May 2016

The work of Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, with penicillin gave medical experts more knowledge about the drug to treat the masses.

Riding Waves of Success to Drive My Passions: Girls in STEM and Alzheimer’s Research UK

Published on 5 May 2016

Tory Thorpe, Accenture: One of the most important lessons in my career has been: “Don’t give up. You can do anything you want to, and don’t let anything stop you.”

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