Shortlisted nominee of the 2014 WISE Champion Award
13 November 2014
Sue Ferns, Director of Communications and Research, Prospect
Sue Ferns is Director of Communications and Research at Prospect. As part of a strategic review in 2012, Sue established a working group on Professional Women which has focused on women in STEM, reaching out to other unions and TUC conferences and building on good relations with many employers to engage them in a pledge that by 2020 there should be 30% women in STEM careers.
Having raised issues facing women in STEM through the Cogent Sector Skills Council and the TUC General Council, Sue is exploring promotion procedures in STEM with the IET and would like to get the CIPD involved in this. The mentoring scheme she introduced within Prospect for women in STEM has received excellent feedback, with a number of women securing new roles, promotions or gaining new qualifications.
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