THIS IS PEOPLE LIKE ME
People Like Me goes digital – can your company help us reach 200,000 girls?
People Like Me is a revolutionary approach to engaging girls with careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). People Like Me uses the natural tendency of girls to articulate their self-identity using adjectives, to show them that people like them are happy and successful working in careers in STEM.
The approach uses ready-made resources for staff doing outreach, teachers and others to be delivered to groups of girls. It was developed based on the ‘Following the success of People Like Me, WISE is collaborating with techUK on an ambitious plan to reach 200,000 girls, showing them that STEM subjects will open doors to a variety of jobs to suit their personality type.
Over 60 people from 40 different companies came to the announcement of People Like Me goes digital project on 31 January 2017.
The Call to Business
The call now is for your company to come forward and get involved with the project and help us reach this ambitious target. There is tiered sponsorship available - ranging from Founding Sponsors who will help steer the project to options for businesses with smaller budgets to commit. All the sponsors ticket sponsors who will benefit from the high profile exposure and positive brand association that this will bring. Please contact WISE associate, Ruth Farenga to discuss. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted that CA Technologies is the first Founding Sponsor of the new project. Sarah Atkinson, techUK board member and Vice President at CA Technologies said:
"Today, every organisation relies on technology to power their business and the war for STEM talent is real...we believe that the People Like Me Goes Digital programme will make a significant impact in increasing the number of girls in our sector."
Our aim is to persuade more girls to choose STEM subjects, apprenticeships or other STEM vocational qualifications when they choose options at 16.
Now available: 'People Like Me: Pathways to Apprenticeships'
Building on the revolutionary approach of the original People Like Me resource, People Like Me: Pathways to Apprenticeships is an outreach resource aimed at helping girls and young women aged 14-19 to understand that they can be happy and successful on STEM apprenticeships. Find out more about encouraging women and girls to apply for STEM apprenticeships at your company with the WISE Apprenticeship Toolkit.