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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.

Troup Bywaters + Anders win prestigious investors in people award 2016

Published on 8 July 2016

Troup Bywaters + Anders have been crowned winners of the Excellence in Social Responsibility (Up to 249 employees) category at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Liverpool student wins prestigious engineering scholarship

Published on 26 April 2016

A former Archbishop Blanch student is one of five women to be awarded the University of Warwick’s Women in Engineering Scholarship

Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science and Love by Hope Jahren – review

Published on 25 April 2016

Hope Jahren’s remarkable memoir is both personal odyssey and the story of her profound affinity with the natural world

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.

Network and hustle: the key skills for women in technology

Published on 31 March 2016

We ran a live chat about how to get more women working in tech. Here’s a roundup of the best tips from our expert panellists.

New initiatives to support female staff announced

Published on 16 March 2016

Imperial's Provost outlined actions to advance gender equality as part of Women@Imperial Week, a celebration of Imperial's women.

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