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.
What makes a great nomination?
We are looking for women, their stories and experiences which will inspire others at every stage of their careers. Our award winners over the years show there isn’t one type of person we are looking for – to truly inspire we need role models from all backgrounds, industries and personality types – introverts and extroverts. Watch last year’s video and see the impact your nomination could have and get those entries in by the end of June 23rd.
We can keep inspiring each other in other ways too – we have several members events coming up, where you can hear best practice examples from others, share ideas and show how together we can make a bigger impact.
WISE member event on 27 June
Last chance to book!
Limited places are available (for Core WISE members and above) for Innovative Techniques for Improving the Recruitment of Women into Technical Roles. Hosted by Autodesk, this knowledge sharing event takes place on 27 June in Birmingham.
Booking closes: 9am, 24 June.
Book your place
Women in Power event 16 July
WISE members (Core level and above) are welcome to register for Women in Power: Highlighting Careers in the Power & Energy Sectors, which is hosted by Wood in Warrington on 16 July. You will hear from inspirational women working in the energy industry. There will also be a panel discussion followed by a networking session.
Gender Pay Gap Research Project
Quantifying, and closing, the engineering Gender Pay Gap
The Royal Academy of Engineering has commissioned WISE to quantify the gender pay gap for engineers in the UK, identify the underlying causes and recommend effective solutions. This research project is a key element of the Academy’s diversity and inclusion strategy, which aligns closely with WISE’s core purpose of achieving gender balance in science, technology and engineering.
WISE Creative Problem Solving Challenge
An alien spaceship is heading towards Earth and you’re in charge!
Tell us (in 500 words) how you would organise Earth’s first contact with the aliens aboard the spaceship heading towards Earth. Who would you ask to help? Which areas of STEM would you draw upon?
WISE Young Professional’s Board will judge entries between two age categories: 10-12 and 13-15.
Closing time for entries is 5pm on 30th June.
Inspiring Greater Diversity and Inclusion in the Technology Sector
Last week, WISE Membership director, Dimitra Christakou took part in a session at Bloomberg Live. The session which included speakers from Salesforce and McKinsey & Company discussed driving diverse representation in tech companies as well as the impact of technology’s disruption on jobs on gender diversity.
Member Event | Gender Parity in Engineering
Friday 21 June 2019 | Birmingham Conference and Events Centre
Be empowered to recruit and retain more women engineers in the workplace and encourage girls into STEM subjects. This IET conference aims to deliver gender equality knowledge through practical advice and interactive workshops. It also offers a platform to share ideas and experiences.
Step into Tech with the BBC
Applications are now open for the BBC’s Step into Tech, a scheme that enables women to gain skills for a career software engineering, following the success of its pilot programme last year. The 14-week programme has been designed for women who may be returning to work after a break, college leavers and career changers.
It's just everywhere
'New' Study on sexism in schools
A new report has shed light on the extent of sexism in schools. Researchers found that over a third of primary school teachers and a quarter of secondary school teachers see gender stereotyping on a weekly basis.
Results are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools.