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WISE News | WISE CEO - Helen Wollaston | October 2017

WISE News | WISE CEO - Helen Wollaston | October 2017

​I was really pleased that six of our ten finalists for the WISE One to Watch Award are apprentices – all of them shining examples to show girls where a science, engineering or technology apprenticeship can take you.

11 October 2017

This year, we are involving the audience to decide the winner for this category. Those of you joining us at the Awards dinner will get the chance to ask these young women questions in a live Q&A and vote for the one who convinces you they will do most to inspire girls to follow in her footsteps. Everything you need to know on the night will be available through the WISE Awards App (coming soon!) including voting, tickets and much more!

Our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, will present the winners with their Award on the night. Don’t miss the chance to join us for the WISE event of the year – book your tickets, as I write we have only three tables left.

If you are from one of our member companies, now is the time to think about nominating your rising stars to join the WISE Young Women’s Board. We are particularly keen to hear from computer scientists/software engineers who will work with us to raise awareness of the growing opportunities for exciting careers in technology.

We’ve refreshed our Ten Steps campaign this month. Signatory companies, all of whom are now corporate members of WISE, will be invited to a benchmarking event hosted by Siemens on 31 October. Get in touch if you are from a corporate member company and would like to get involved in this campaign to get the culture right, so that women want to stay and have the same chance as their male counterparts to move up through the ranks into leadership roles. For those with good practice to celebrate, you might want to consider putting in a nomination for the Diversity in Engineering Award, supported by WISE, which is one of the Semta Skills Awards to be given out in March 2018.

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