As we reach the end of 2018, there’s plenty to celebrate with you, together as WISE we have grown, with more than one new organisation joining us each week.
With every new member, we increase our reach and impact. Together we have conducted new research into women in innovation, and recruitment, getting to the heart of how we can make real progress to change. Together we celebrated an increase to over 900,000 women in STEM, with our goal of 1 million women in STEM by 2020 now in sight. Together we were inspired and learned new ideas at our first conference outside London, and together we celebrated our new award winners, seeing role models and the great stories of those who are leading the way by example. Please keep sharing with us what works, where there are challenges and where you see opportunities to make faster progress.
As we look ahead to 2019, we will focus on our skills and our future, and how women are central to filling the UK skills gap which lies ahead. We’d love you to get involved with this – we are excited about our conference on May 14th in London, and our 2019 awards in November. Together we are certain we can build on the great work we’ve done in 2018.
From all of us at WISE we wish you a restful break and a very Happy Christmas!
More WISE News…
Great STEM Gifts for Girls 2018
by the WISE Young Professionals’ Board
The WISE Young Professionals’ Board have scanned the market for the best STEM Gifts available in 2018. If you want to encourage an interest in science here are some gift ideas for anyone aged 3 – 14, particularly daughters, grand-daughters, nieces, or any other young women!
WISE event: Women in Innovation
31 January | 3M Innovation Centre, Bracknell
WISE members 3M, Arm, AWE and the University of Strathclyde will be sharing their insights at Women in Innovation - What can be done to extend collaboration & increase female participation? Core and Premium WISE members, along with Strategic Partners, are welcome to attend this knowledge sharing event.
BBC launches Step into Tech
WISE member BBC Design + Engineering kicked off its inaugural Step into Tech Programme in Salford last month. A cohort of 16 women are taking part in the 14-week training course that provides the core skills needed to kickstart a career in the software engineering sector.
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards
The World needs Science, Science needs women
The 2019 Awards will designate five outstanding researchers in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, each working in one of the following regions: Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America & North America.