Secondary school pupils in Bristol will experience My Skills My Life as part of a coordinated programme of outreach from STEM Accord partners, launching next week as a pilot programme.
WISE Premium members, PepsiCo took the resources to a new level on their STEM careers stand at the New Scientist Live event. Their fantastic display featured all 12 personality types with short profiles from role models. Staff at the stand even had t-shirts with their personality types and expertise on the back. They reached over 1,000 people across the four days, including BBC presenter and WISE Awards special guest Dallas Campbell. See the photos from the day
It was great to see WISE members, Network Rail on the apprenticeship stand running the quiz also!
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More WISE News…
My Skills My Life – Our Planet
New WISE climate change resource
WISE will be creating a resource to highlight the contribution of science, engineering and technology to reduce the impact of climate change and the opportunities available for girls to actively ‘be the change’ in the future.
The UK Government is the only country in the world aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. To ensure this vision is achieved, it is essential that young people of today are shown the skills required to provide solutions in the future, in a variety of sectors, to achieve sustainability.
WISE Awards 2019
Introducing Fran Scott your WISE Awards Host
You may know Fran from her fiery demonstrations on the BBC, or as the Engineering judge on Channel 4’s Lego Masters or perhaps as an expert on Abandoned Engineering. We are very excited to welcome Fran to the WISE Awards and hope we make it through the night un-singed… 👩🔬💥🎇🎆🤯
We are also delighted to be joined by familiar faces from the media, BAFTA Winning STEM presenter Maddie Moate, television presenter and social media influencer Greg Foot, Science author and communicator Dr Emily Grossman & BBC presenter Dallas Campbell.
CSO WISE Leadership Development Programme
First meeting and training days
This month, we kicked off the brand new programme by inviting the cohort of 32 to Leeds for two days of intensive training. Focusing on developing confident communication skills, Action Learning Sets and personal branding. It was an inspirational two days – the room was brimming with enthusiasm and passion! We look forward to working with this inspirational group of women over the next year.
Returners Knowledge Sharing Event
Date and time change
The event which focusses on women retraining or returning to a STEM Career has been changed to November the 18th. Speakers from a variety of companies will come together to talk about why they set up their programmes.
Kindly hosted by Atkins, this knowledge-sharing event is for WISE members at Core level and above.
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)
Ten Step News
New signatory & annual event
Lloyds Banking Group, WISE Strategic Partner, has signed up to the WISE Ten Steps and also hosted the annual Ten Steps event earlier this month, which was attended by over 35 representatives from signatory companies. The event allows signatories to measure their progress and share best practice.
Sky’s Technology Returners Programme
Applications are now open for WISE member, Sky’s Technology Returners Programme, which will take place in Leeds. The programme is designed to support anyone who has previously worked as a Software Developer. It will be paid from the start and is a permanent position. Applications will be accepted up until 8 November.