What does innovation mean to you?
One respondent to our survey feels women are amazing innovators but don’t always appreciate how creativity is transferable to a career in technology. We’ve extended the deadline for our women and innovation survey, sponsored by Amazon, to 21 September to get responses from a feature in the Telegraph next Monday. Please share with your networks because evidence from the survey will inform practical recommendations to encourage and nurture women’s innovation in science, technology and engineering.
Thank you to all the sponsors, judges and finalists who joined us at the IET this week for the WISE Awards 2018 interviews – as always it was one of the most energising and uplifting days in the WISE calendar. Put the date in your diary – 15 November 2018, the night we’ll announce the winners!
I would also like to thank all forty people who applied to join the WISE Board. It is humbling to realise how many are ready to give personal time and energy to help WISE grow our reach and impact. We will be in touch!
More WISE News…
Reflections on gender in the Technology industry
by Sabrina Castiglione, WISE Young Women’s Board member.
I moved into the technology industry about two years ago; as someone who’d always had a strong STEM streak and spent time in the science and maths areas (and been – to say the least - not thrilled, but to a degree, normalised to the level of gender balance in those fields) entering the technology industry was a shock....
Ten Steps Event
This invitation-only annual event for WISE Ten Steps signatories will take place on 19 October and will be hosted by Mace in London. The event gives practitioners from signatory organisations the chance to share in benchmarking and discussion around progress with the Ten Steps. The deadline for completion and return of diagnostic questionnaires is 28 September.
NCE100 Companies of the Year Awards
WISE on the judging panel
We are thrilled that WISE Development Manager, Anne-Marie, has been invited to be a judge for the 2019 NCE100 Companies of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognise the most innovative, impactful and inspirational firms operating in civil engineering.