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WISE Weekly Issue 1 | 30 March 2020
Practical help from WISE
In the current uncertainty, the team at WISE is here to support you. In times like this, community is more important than ever as we can help each other to deal with similar challenges. In the bewildering mass of material flying around social media, WISE will share practical help, based on evidence of what works in a STEM context...
February WISE News
Gender Pay Gap: Advice & Recommendations
As the April deadline looms for publishing gender pay gap reports, check out our recommendations from new research on closing the gender pay for engineers, published last month by WISE members the Royal Academy of Engineering with the analysis done by us...
December WISE News
Two different news stories this week, show that the work we do is needed more than ever
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, in which the UK has dropped to 58 out of 153 countries in the ranking for women’s economic participation and opportunity and the study showing that female scientists use less positive language about their work.
We need to ramp the campaign up a gear to make faster progress towards gender balance – particularly in technology, the fastest growing and best paid of STEM occupational groups...
November WISE News
WISE Awards winners and finalists are shaping the future
The incredible contributions they are making by using science, technology and engineering in different sectors – from fintech to the NHS, gaming to rail infrastructure, light bulbs to clean water supplies. Driven by a sense of purpose – they will inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Help us to help them ensure no girl or woman has to face being the only one in her class, her team, on site, in a lab, on an expert panel, or around the boardroom table...
August WISE News
WISE Annual Report | April 2018 - March 2019
We’re delighted to share our annual report from 2018/19. Our focus was innovation, and the report shows some great progress and achievements. Our thanks to all of you; members, sponsors and supporters, for your active commitment to improving gender balance across STEM. We look forward to continuing to work with you all towards our goal.
July WISE News
Finalists announced for the WISE Awards 2019
It’s been very hard to pick the finalists. Thank you to everyone who has helped us with the judging this year. We’ve chosen four finalists for some of the categories because they are all so impressive. There is a good spread across sectors: aerospace; automotive, chemicals, defence, education, energy and technology...
June WISE News
WISE Awards 2019 – Last chance to nominate
Last year, Alison Dolling won our WISE Technician award, and she writes very bravely and openly about her struggles with imposter syndrome, and how winning the award helped with her confidence. This is one powerful way that nominating yourself or those you know for an award can make an impact...
May WISE News
Step forward changemakers
Last week’s WISE annual conference was our best yet. We heard from a range of fantastic speakers on issues ranging from neuroscience to apprenticeships, and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s vital that we take the energy generated and turn it into action to close the gender gap in STEM....
April WISE News
WISE Awards Nominations Open!
With the news that the gender pay gap this year seems to be growing, it is easy to feel disheartened. One interpretation of the gap growing may not be so negative, but this also strengthens the need for all of us to work together to ensure that women are at the centre of opportunities created by the future skills requirements across all of our sectors...
February WISE News
WISE Conference speaker announcements!
Girls inspired by role models like them on My Skills My Life, WISE’s online platform launched last month, want to know what they can do next. If your organisation can offer open days, work experience, internships or other opportunities for girls and young women to discover the range of opportunities open to them in STEM, let us know and we’ll advertise them on the site...
January WISE News
Welcome to My Skills My Life
Today WISE launches a digital platform to engage 11-19-year-old girls. My Skills My Life shows girls that science, technology, engineering and maths opens doors to a huge variety of exciting and purposeful jobs and careers in every sector. Over 1,000 girls from across the UK have given their input...