One-third of women working in STEM innovation interviewed for WISE’s Making a Difference report switched career from administrative or sales roles.
The report calls for a national STEM re-skilling programme targeting women. At the launch on International Women’s Day, Amazon announced a new bursary, providing funding of over £130,000 a year for up to 24 women to fulfil their ambitions of a career in innovation and technology, part of a comprehensive Amazon Amplify programme across the UK business. The economic analysis by Anglian Ruskin University found that a 10 per cent increase of women in STEM careers would lead to a £3bn boost for UK business.
Hear direct from the chair of the research advisory group Fiona McDonnell, Director of Consumer Retail for Amazon, at the WISE conference on 14 May, alongside LinkedIn and Gina Rippon. With afternoon speakers on responsible robotics, the Institute of Coding, digital railway, Lloyds Banking Group and the IET, can you afford to miss the chance to get up to speed? What steps can you take now to future proof your workforce? Offering practical, interactive workshops for hiring managers, learning and development professionals, diversity and inclusion champions and women looking to build their own STEM career – the WISE Conference promises something for everyone.
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Amazon Research Project
Women In Innovation
Last year, Amazon partnered with WISE to conduct research and help build a roadmap for companies across the UK to improve gender diversity, with the findings helping inform the new programme
WISE’s research, which polled over 1,000 women working in STEM, reveals a 10 per cent increase of women in STEM careers would lead to £3bn boost for UK business, with women in innovation earning up to £11,000 a year more than in other careers.
WISE Conference 2019 giveaway!
Win a copy of The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon
As part of our International Women's day celebrations, we've teamed with Vintage Books to offer 5 WISE Conference attendees the chance to win a copy of The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon, who is also speaking on the day. The book tackles the myth that the ‘female brain' is to blame for the gender gap.
Latest Blog | Men as Allies
International Women’s Day 2019
For years now, we’ve known that diverse teams produce better results. So this year for International Women’s Day, the WISE Young Professionals Board are diversifying, by asking our male colleagues, partners, mentors and family to show their support for women in STEM...
WISE Webinar: My Skills My Life
17th April Save the date!
The forthcoming My Skills My Life webinar is open to WISE members and will provide a comprehensive introduction to My Skills My Life, an online resource created by WISE to inspire girls to consider a career in STEM. The webinar will include details on how members can get involved with this resource, which features role model case studies and company profiles.
WISE and My Skills My Life at The Big Bang
This week, we went to the Big Bang Fair to support Network Rail running My Skills My Life! Pupils had a chance to complete our brand new online quiz, read about their personality types and have a chat with some fantastic female role models, just like them! Network Rail will be running My Skills My Life at the Big Bang Fair until Saturday 16th March.
Sky Women in Technology
Could you be one of 2019's Women in Technology Scholars?
Sky is looking for five inspirational women to become their 2019 Sky Women in Technology Scholars. On offer is a £25k sponsorship, internal and external mentors, training and access to Sky’s resources. If you’re 18+ and have a great idea or a project to further your career in technology.
Member Event | Institute of Physics
Getting back into the workplace – Expert Advice and Practical Skills
This interactive workshop will provide hands-on support and advice, addressing a wide variety of issues associated with returning to paid employment. Employers and experts will offer practical guidance on confidence building, goal setting, identifying skills and possible career paths, updating CVs, and use of LinkedIn and social media.
30 April, London.