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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.

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.

STEM - Industries for all

Published on 8 June 2016

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.

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).


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.

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.

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.

10 of the most successful women in UK technology on influence, leadership, equality and being digital role models

Published on 27 April 2016

CBR interviews and profiles 10 of the most important, influential and high profile women from across the enterprise, government and NGO, investment and supply side of the UK tech sector.

'The perception is still that engineering is geeky and a job for the boys'

Published on 25 April 2016

Too many employers disparage female engineers. But they should be celebrated as business heroes in the making.

Desirable not smart - Women IMPAIRED by intelligent partners study finds

Published on 2 April 2016

Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated careers.

STEM careers – let’s hear it for the girls – and for the boys, too!

Published on 21 March 2016

The WISE Young Women’s Board’s Lucy Collins wants to encourage both males and females to choose STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

WISE move for Leeds College of Building

Published on 9 February 2016

An initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) skills to women across the UK has opened a new regional headquarters at Leeds College of Building.

Imperial hosts WISE event exploring how gender diversity drives innovation

Published on 26 January 2016

The discussion was the first knowledge sharing event hosted by a university for WISE.

UK tech cannot wait another 40 years

Published on 16 November 2015

Last week marked the 40th anniversary since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed in the UK and in most industries significant progress has been achieved.

Would mandatory quotas help more women into tech?

Published on 12 November 2015

WISE Conference: A divided panel voiced their opinions on mandatory quotas, incentives, and transparency in STEM

Girls Discouraged About Careers In Science

Published on 1 October 2015

Helen Wollaston, from the WISE campaign, told Sky News: "It is getting better and moving in the right direction, but not really fast enough, which is why we are working to get the message out more widely."

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.

Drive to attract more women to

Published on 25 August 2015

A CAMPAIGN to try to attract more women into engineering careers will be launched in the Humber region next month amid continuing concern over the lack of numbers entering the profession.

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