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.
Lots of activity in the run-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March. the WISE Young Professionals Board is inviting men to share the message of support on social media – find out more and sign up here. Amazon will share findings and recommendations arising from our research on women and innovation and the Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England will launch a new project promoting women’s careers in healthcare science.
In May, our annual conference will address the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM in the context of digitalisation which is transforming the nature of work in every sector of the economy. Tickets on sale now – please join us to consider robotics, artificial intelligence, digitalisation and innovation through a gender lens.
A big WISE welcome to Deborah and Dean, who join the team as Membership managers. Get to know them and the rest of the WISE team here.
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WISE Conference 2019
First speaker announcements
We’re excited at WISE HQ as we gear up for the 2019 WISE Conference, at IET London, on 14 May. The theme is 'Our Skills: Our Future' and we are thrilled to announce the first of our keynote speakers. Aimee van Wynsberghe and Neil Franklin.
Aimee and Neil will talk alongside other great speakers from LinkedIn and Amazon among many others.
Aimee (pictured), a Robot Ethicist, has been working in ICT and robotics since 2004. She is co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics and on the board of the Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy. She will talk about Shaping the future of work: robots & responsibility.
Neil is Head of Skills Intelligence, at NSAR Limited and the nominated Industry Champion for Skills Intelligence in the Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan.
These inspiring speakers will engage us with a discussion about the shape of the future workplace and how women could be central to our success and future.
You’ll also have the chance to learn from best practice from leading companies across STEM, and we will debate the route to address the skills mix of the future – traditional vs. a less traditional route.
As ever, we’ll have fresh thinking, lively debate, great networking opportunities and practical, workable suggestions to inspire you individually and as an organisation.
WISE Awards 2019
Sponsor opportunities still remaining!
WISE’s annual awards recognise inspiring individuals and organisations who are actively working to promote those who are working to achieve gender balance in STEM in the UK. Join other prestigious companies and become a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 WISE Awards.
Get involved in My Skills My Life and help us reach 200,000 girls!
Add your company profile
Reach parents, schools, teachers and girls and make them aware of all the opportunities you have to offer including internships, traineeships, apprenticeships, open days, work experience etc. All role models from your organisation will be linked to your company profile and will include a company logo. Limited time offer! £2000+vat for 18 months to cover set up, maintenance and to keep the platform free for girls.
WISE Guest Blogs
We are all WISE Women in Industry – a lattice career for all
Before last year, I just thought I had a patchwork of roles, across three sectors and covering engineering/science/whatever. My 30-year working life has been shaped by what was available, and often influenced by factors such as caring responsibilities or limitations on location. I would look enviously at those who had those linear-ever-upwards career paths, otherwise known as a ‘ladder’ career. I thought I, and my work history, was second-best...
WISE Ten Steps News
Step videos and latest signatory
The WISE Ten Steps now have videos that introduce you to each step, these sit alongside case studies, webinars, and other resources to help your Ten Steps journey.
We are also delighted that Renewable Energy Systems Limited is the latest member to become a Ten Steps signatory.
The Ten Steps provides a framework to help firms improve the recruitment, retention and progression of women.
Advertise your vacancies to thousands of women in STEM
February offer - Get 25% off all adverts!
From advertising your job online to highlighting your desire to be an employer of choice, the WISE jobs portal delivers. Our packages are designed to advertise your jobs effectively and boost response from women and prominent figures in STEM.
25% off adverts using discount code: WISE25
Engineering Skills For The Future
The 2013 Perkins Review revisited
The new report, from WISE members the Royal Academy of Engineering, gives 15 recommendations, including setting targets for diversity in the engineering workforce, a code of practice for engineering outreach organisations to inspire the diversity of future engineers and a common evaluation framework to measure the impact of STEM education programmes.
Event | Positive action at work?
Wednesday 13th of March 2019, University of Chester
Following the launch of Equality at work: Positive Action in gender-segregated apprenticeships in 2018, this event seeks to discuss the research findings and impact of this on business and explore implications for employees, employers and sector bodies.
This event is relevant for industry leaders, policymakers, employers and sector bodies who wish to create a more diverse and gender-balanced workplace.