The WISE regional hubs are being set up around the country to give women and men in STEM a local network to get involved with.
These will be local events with inspirational speakers. The local hubs will give people the opportunity to meet easily to discuss issues, share success strategies and also inspire girls at local schools about the great career opportunities available for women in science and engineering. This will help forge strong links between schools, universities and STEM industries in the local area.
If you are interested in setting up a hub with WISE in your area, please contact the Relationship Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The WISE NI Hub Aim
The NI WISE Hub brings together STEM employers and STEM organisations to work together and increase the number of women and girls engaged with STEM careers.
The WISE NI Hub Objectives
The Hub shares resources, best practice and creates networking events to support all our members to accelerate the growth of the number of women and girls in STEM.
The WISE North East Hub is a group of like-minded people with energy and commitment to bring about positive change to the STEM industries in our area.
In line with the UK wide WISE campaign, we aim to enable and energise people in business, industry and education to increase participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We are looking to build on the success of STEM activities in schools by bridging the gap between further education and the workplace, as well as supporting existing employees, potential employees and employers.
The WISE West Midlands hub was launched at the end of 2016 at Sollihull college, we welcome any one in this area to join the online community and start discussions, ask questions or suggest event topics.
The WISE Bristol hub was launched on 23 June 2015. The hub is a local network open to anyone in Bristol and the surrounding area with an interest in enhancing diversity in STEM industries from classroom to boardroom. The hub and its events are open to anyone, of any gender.
Women in STEM Plymouth is proud to be the WISE hub for our area. We are a network formed to ultimately increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles within the Plymouth travel-to-work-area. We do this in three main ways: promoting the fantastic work of women in STEM within our local area; supporting those women by providing a network of like-minded individuals; and inspiring more women and girls to embark on a STEM career.
The WISE Aberdeen hub launched in January 2018, with bi-monthly meet-ups planned at the Aberdeen Science Centre. The group aims to support and encourage girls and women into rewarding careers in STEM, and welcomes participation from both men and women. The hub co-exists with the well-established AXIS Network, a group formed to promote the vision of a gender balanced Aberdeen energy industry. We are still keen to get further WISE representation in Aberdeen for all stages of careers – please get in touch if you would like to be involved.
The hub is initiated and led by Zoe Stericker of BAM Nuttall Ltd: “The WISE NW Hub has the potential to drive change across STEM industries within the North West. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all involved and I’m really excited to see what we can do in the coming months. We have held our first Steering Group meeting and will be focusing on how we can increase women in senior roles, improve return to work following career breaks and making our industries attractive to girls looking to choose their future careers.”
The WISE Central Scotland hub is the latest of the WISE hubs to be launched. Initiated and led by Kirsty Hughes of BAM Ritchies, the steering group includes businesses and educational establishments. Together the group aims to create a local network to inspire girls to study and build careers in STEM, support and promote women in STEM careers and share our learning with other organisations who wish to build a diverse workforce. We welcome members from any gender who are passionate about enhancing diversity and supporting women in STEM.
Launching in February 2021, the WISE South East Hub is led by Canterbury Christ Church University who’s new £65m building brings engineers, scientists, doctors and healthcare students together in an inspirational learning environment, with industry-standard, hi-tech facilities. The group aims to support and encourage girls and women into rewarding careers in STEM, and welcomes participation from both men and women.