Corporate Membership of WISE
For all businesses: small, medium and large
At WISE our vision is to bring more women into the UK STEM workforce. We work with our members to promote female talent from the classroom to the boardroom and provide consultancy advice and support to clients in the STEM sector; helping employers attract, retain, develop and progress women in their organisations.
A summary of the key benefits
Corporate members receive benefits which fall into 3 broad categories:
1. Raise your Corporate profile as a STEM employer of choice for women and girls
- Exclusive rights to use the WISE membership logo on internal and external collateral
- Your logo displayed on the WISE website (see below) and a company profile links from your logo
- A quote and a photo on the WISE website home page
- Invitations to attend or host member’s events across the country such as Knowledge Sharing Events
- Priority invitation to the annual WISE Awards & Conference, usually presented by our Royal Patron HRH The Princess Royal
- Priority opportunities to sponsor the WISE Awards and the WISE Conference plus 10% off the ticket prices
- Participation in or leadership of a WISE sector or regional hub
- 10% discount on WISE website advertising
- Access to the designated Members’ area on the WISE website with online access as Corporate Members to the Ten Steps diagnostic tool
2. Increase the recruitment of women and girls to company STEM roles
- WISE support on benchmarking, target setting, workplace surveys and all other interventions related to diversity and inclusion
- Access to People Like Me resources: a revolutionary approach to engaging girls with STEM education and careers
- One free job advertisement on our website per calendar year and 10% discount on any further job adverts. All job adverts are also tweeted to our 15k Twitter followers @thewisecampaign
- Share your success stories by submitting articles for the ‘Inspiration’ section of the WISE website, to be displayed here
3. Support retention and progression of existing female STEM staff
- Free membership for all individuals: raise the profile of your female STEM employees as WISE role models and link them to our community
- Invitation to join the Ten Steps and use it as a framework
- Building on our Ten Steps programme we can provide analysis, advice, tools and support which align with each of the steps identified in partnership with employers as crucial to improving diversity including benchmarking, unconscious bias and leadership development (additional fees applicable)
- Access to expert consultancy to support your business aims, for example: assistance with setting up and supporting women's networks and mentoring schemes
- Access to the WISE Members LinkedIn Group to assist you with making connections, finding role models, speakers or mentors and sharing best practice
- Discounted rates for WISE training such as People Like Me, unconscious bias training and public speaking masterclasses
- Eligibility to put candidates forward annually to be considered for the WISE Young Women's Board
Corporate Membership Costs as of April 2016
Over 1000 employees - £3950 + VAT
250 - 1000 employees - £2200 + VAT
11 - 249 employees - £950 + VAT
Up to 10 employees - £500 + VAT
Premium Membership - £8000 + VAT (includes 2 bespoke consultancy offerings)
The Corporate membership cost is based on the total size of your organisation, including international divisions.
WISE offers a Premium Membership category which is tailored to companies who wish to use the full range of our consultancy and training services to further drive their corporate objectives. Typically companies select such interventions as our Cultural Analysis Tool, Unconscious Bias Training and Mentoring Support to create their own tailored programme.
For more information about WISE Membership benefits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Corporate Members
"Airbus Group is committed to encouraging women to join our organisation and inspire young girls to pursue careers in aeronautics. Reaching gender balance is a business necessity; we are proud to promote our membership of WISE, and are delighted to showcase our involvement with the WISE Ten Steps programme as one of the initial signatories."
Sally Palet and Lyndsey Worthington – Diversity and Inclusion Managers
Photo: Emma England, Airbus GroupFull profile
Amec Foster Wheeler
“Across Amec Foster Wheeler we are already seeing encouraging results in our drive for more diversity and inclusion and our present and future work with WISE will, I’m sure, provided benefits not only for us, but for the UK nuclear industry.”
Clive White, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business
AnTech joined WISE to be seen to be encouraging and promoting women in STEM subjects. Also to be able to advertise through the web WISE site so that AnTech might increase the number of female engineers working within the company.Full profile
"Finding the best solutions to the world's toughest challenges to create a better future for all of us will need diversity of thinking and skills. Through WISE, we hope to attract more talented women to our sector to make that positive difference to the future."
Neil Thomas, managing director of Atkins' Water & Environment division and sponsor of Atkins' diversity programme
BAM Nuttall Ltd
"BAM Nuttall have joined the WISE campaign to promote diversity for the fabulous careers that the engineering sector offers.
We want to share best practice across the network, to not only encourage more women to enter our industry, but also to retain them and ensure that they fulfil their potential in senior positions."
Stephen Fox, Chief Executive
"As an internet first BBC, a BBC for everyone, where everyone belongs, we count on connecting with our diverse audience. To continue developing digital services that our audience loves, we must ensure that women are fairly represented in our teams and so we’re proud to be WISE Campaign members."
Ralph Rivera, Director of BBC Digital
“We are proud to support the WISE campaign because at Bechtel we believe diversity is a business imperative.Diverse teams foster different types of thinking and offer different insights into analyzing problems.Simply put, diverse and inclusive teams produce better results.”
Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel, Managing Director Rail (Global)
Card Geotechnics have produced this online resource, that can be freely copied and distributed for education or inspiration of others - 'The female face of engineering'Full profile
Nick Woodrow, Director - “CEMAR has joined the WISE campaign as we recognise that there is a significant lack of gender equality in STEM industries and talented people from all backgrounds are essential to improve our business, our service to customers and help impact on a wider positive change to society."Full profile
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond Light Source has achieved our Athena SWAN Bronze Award (announcement). This is due in part to the allegiance we have formed with the WISE Campaign, your organisation featured in our application and membership and expert advice from you is part of our action plan.Full profile
Hilti (GB) Limited
We believe that a diverse workforce with equal opportunities is essential for our business and have anchored Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in our Champion 2020 corporate strategy. We focus on fostering diversity across ‘the 3 Gs’: Gender, Generation and Global and invest in initiatives to drive this through our business. WISE provides us with a platform to engage with customers and industry stakeholders on this topic; sharing best practices and working to attract, retain and develop more women in our industry.
Region Head, Northern Europe
HR Wallingford Ltd
"HR Wallingford is committed to helping all employees achieve their career goals. We have joined WISE to provide additional support our female colleagues, and to help nurture the growth and development of women at all levels of our organisation."
Bruce Tomlinson, Chief Executive, HR Wallingford
Mace has joined WISE in order to take part in networking, training and speaking opportunities as well as corporate opportunities to share best practice with other science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) employers. Mace will also continue to use rigorous talent attraction initiatives, including careers fairs as well as interviews and assessment centres in order to select the best candidates and secure higher numbers of female applicants.
Mott MacDonald joined WISE to learn from the charity and apply good practice to support gender diversity in STEM careers. We have used the Ten Steps tool and have also engaged with WISE’s ‘People Like Me’ initiative to support girls and boys accessing STEM subjects to support diversity in a sustainable pipeline.Full profile
National House Building Council
WISE provides NHBC with the opportunity to widen our network and awareness across the engineering sector as well as access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise
"Nissan’s recruitment team look for the best people irrespective of who they are or where they come from. As women drive and purchase our vehicles, we feel it is equally important that women are also building, designing and engineering our cars. As a company we’re committed to increasing the number of females in our workforce, which is why we are leading the way in creating opportunities for female STEM students."
Northumbrian Water Limited
NWG recognises that attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is essential to our continued success. 68% of our employees are male; WISE will give us support and access to a network of other organisations to help us achieve a better balance in our STEM and other roles across the business."
Alison Corner, Engagement and Diversity Advisor.
"We are proud to be an inaugural member of WISE and signatory of the Ten Steps campaign supporting the cause for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We recognise that talented engineers and scientists are key to our future as a business, our customers, our supply chain and wider society."
Carol Arbon, Talent Pipeline Consultant, Engineering & Operations, Rolls-Royce plc
WISE is an amazing pool of practical resources to plot your way through personal and organisational development, but more significantly it is a huge network of experienced and passionate people who want to find new ways to support women in STEM so that everyone succeeds.
Cathryn Lower – Technical Project Manager
Stafford Long & Partners
"We are really proud to be working with WISE - inspiring
more females to consider Science and Engineering subjects and careers is of
utmost importance. We organise numerous school leaver and student careers
events throughout the year for various global firms seeking talented female
students studying STEM subjects." – Sally Atherton, Head of Graduate Recruitment
"Thales recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and the economic need to increase the number of engineers across the UK. The work of organisations such as WISE is crucial in achieving this as we simply must employee more female engineers in order to meet the demand. It is not about one company going it alone, industry, education and academia must work together, guided by WISE in order to change the face the STEM workforce."
Tony Gee and Partners LLP
By joining WISE Tony Gee is making a commitment to nurture the talents of its female workforce throughout each of their career journeys. In doing so we strive to instil a culture where realising every employee’s potential and harnessing all their experience is at the heart of our business.
Chris Young – Executive DirectorFull profile
Troup Bywaters + Anders
"A key objective within our partnership business plan is to provide opportunities to young people within the engineering industry and particularly increase the number of females attracted to our business. We see our membership with the WISE campaign as a positive influence and affiliation to support us to achieve this objective."
Claire Oliver, HR Manager
“We feel very strongly about encouraging women into science and promoting the outstanding research contributions female scientists continue to make worldwide. We are therefore delighted that, through our membership of WISE, we have the opportunity to help further inspire women to study and pursue careers in science, technology and engineering.”Full profile