CSO Leadership programme 2019 to 2020
The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer and WISE are pleased to announce the 32 successful women who will begin the 2019 CSOWISE Leadership Development programme.
Building on the success of the CSO WISE Fellowship, this exciting new programme offers the opportunity to develop future female healthcare science leaders. This highly prestigious and competitive program will offer the successful candidates the opportunity over the next twelve months to be mentored by senior leaders in healthcare, industry and academia, as well as both speaking and ambassadorial opportunities through the CSO and WISE networks. They will have the opportunity to deliver a healthcare science project designed to have positive system impact, as well as inspiring current and future generations of healthcare scientists.
What is included in the new leadership development programme?
- A fantastic opportunity to deliver an impactful.
- Developing support networks through Action Learning Sets and the cohort of future leaders.
- Mentoring by senior leaders in the fields of healthcare, academia and industry.
- Exciting speaking and ambassadorial opportunities via both the WISE and CSO networks.
Professor Dame Sue Hill DBE, Chief Scientific Officer for England, said the initiative continues to be a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of female healthcare scientists to gain leadership experience and showcase the wide variety of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) based careers within the NHS.
“I am proud to announce the successful candidates to the 2019 CSOWISE Leadership Development Programme. Science and innovation play a crucial role in patient-centered service transformation and are vital to delivering new frontiers in areas such as genomic medicine and tackling antimicrobial resistance. Ensuring our healthcare system operates at the limits of science, this leadership programme recognises the significant contribution women make to technology and engineering, providing a global contribution to science in health and inspiring the next generation of scientists.”
Angela Douglas MBE, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England, said “The NHS has led the way in advances in healthcare innovation and technology for many years, a great example of this is the 100,000 Genome Project, which has put the NHS at the forefront of genomics globally. We want to ensure our talented female leaders in Healthcare Science have the opportunity to expand their experience and confidence to lead new innovative ways of working in the future. This national initiative will provide our future leaders with the opportunity to broaden their leadership capability, to showcase this great profession.”
Helen Wollaston, CEO of WISE said “I’m encouraged by the number and quality of applications for this leadership programme. Don’t let anyone say women don’t have ambition! It is wonderful to be able to support so many more this year to progress their career. The inspiration and impact of previous WISE CSO Fellows continues throughout the NHS and beyond.”