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.
Being a woman in science, tech and engineering, shouldn’t be the story; the story should be about the amazing science, tech, and engineering you do.
As WISE Chair Trudy Norris-Grey said in her welcome, you show there is potential in STEM for everyone to build on their passion to make a real difference in the world.
We call on you, our members, to provide speaking opportunities and platforms for these men and women to inspire a bigger audience.
Keep reading to get a flavour of their stories and find out about other opportunities for you to get involved and help us make a bigger difference.
More WISE News…
WISE Awards 2019
The winners of the 2019 WISE Awards were announced during a truly inspiring evening ceremony last week, at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.
Winners, finalists and guests had a fantastic night recognising individuals and organisations who are actively working to promote those who are working to achieve gender balance in STEM in the UK.
Last chance to apply!
WISE Young Professionals' Board 2020
The WYPB, which comprises role models in their industries who work closely with the WISE board, is looking for five individuals to join. If you would like to nominate an outstanding colleague or employee (must be aged under 30) to represent your organisation, please do so by midnight Friday 15th October.
International Men's Day
Men Leading By Example
For International Men's Day (19 November 2019) we're turning the tables to broadcast and celebrate examples of men who are championing diversity, inclusion and parity.
The WISE Young Professionals' Board want examples of people you'd like to celebrate - whether your colleagues, partners, friends, or even public figures.
It's going to be on twitter, so twitter-friendly formats, #hashtags & @handles (including your own!) are appreciated!
WISE webinar on 19 November
Measuring Progress with the Ten Steps
This webinar follows on from this year’s Ten Steps signatory event. Senior Partnership Manager Dr Clair Collins will highlight and discuss areas of the post-event report. This webinar is suitable for those who were unable to attend the in-person event in October, or who would like to find out more about the WISE Ten Steps.
Reverse mentoring opportunity
Exciting pilot scheme for our members to join
Six WISE Young Professional Board Members have volunteered to be reverse mentors for senior leaders. We’re looking for leaders who are interested in being mentored by a talented young professional.
Requirements expected from a Senior Mentee:
• Be in a senior position within their company
• Willing to travel to the first face-to-face mentoring session
• Regular (monthly) contact with their mentor (could be virtual)
WISE Book Club
The Life Scientific: Inventors
A new book by previous WISE Awards finalists, Life Scientific is released this week. The book features intimate accounts, based on interviews recorded for the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, it charts the life journeys of scientists and engineers working in Britain today from childhood interests to innovation. With 50% of the scientists and engineers featured being women, we think it's is a great resource for anyone considering a career in science and engineering