Co-sponsored by EDF Energy and WISE
This Award is for men who are agents of change, improving gender balance in their organisation and beyond. Judges will be looking for evidence of their actions in education or industry that go beyond their day job and which have delivered results. We are looking for champions who are influencing other men to improve gender balance in STEM, from classroom to boardroom.
Sponsored by Babcock International
For a young woman at the early stages of a STEM career who is already identified as a potential star in her chosen profession. Judges want to hear from the next generation of future Chief Executives how you will bring change to your sector from within. Nominees should be aged 25 to 35 on the date of the Awards, 15 November 2018, and the nomination should be supported by their employer.
Sponsored by the Royal Air Force
Currently, over 1.5 million technicians are employed in the UK working across engineering, science, health and technology. They are the linchpins of the UK economy and will be integral to overcoming some of the great challenges of the coming years and decades. This award is for a woman in a technician role in any environment for example: education, health services, industry or military. Judges are looking for a role model who will inspire other women to go in to a technician role and help to raise the profiles of female technicians across the UK.
Sponsored by MBDA
For an organisation who have managed to attract more women than average onto their STEM apprenticeship programme. The nomination could be about women’s recruitment, participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, or other apprenticeship frameworks where women are in a minority. We are looking for best practice which could be replicated, and nominees must show results in terms of above industry average starts and completions of women.
Sponsored by AVEVA
Women make up 23% of those in core STEM occupations in the UK and 24% of those working in core STEM industries. This award is for a WISE member who can demonstrate being a good employer of women in STEM, showing progression towards gender balance at all levels and evidence of above industry averages or significant improvements. We are looking for best practice using WISE Ten Steps or a similar framework which others could replicate to make progress in their own organisation.
Sponsored by BAM Nuttall
In the UK female inventorship has risen by 16% in the last 10 years but the proportion of female inventors is only 7.3%. This Award is for a female inventor sparking inspiration for other women to innovate in any STEM business, start-up, academic setting or non-profit organisation, large or small. Nominations could be for all stages of innovation from invention to commercialisation; supporting entrepreneurship, championing new ideas and open innovation too. Judges will be looking for innovation which will inspire other women to follow your example.
Sponsored by AWE
For an organisation, group or person who has worked to attract women returners back to STEM roles or to support women to change careers and get into technology or engineering roles. The judges will be looking for evidence of the support and training put in place by the nominee and its effectiveness and impact on the women themselves.
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce PLC
For a woman who has reached a senior role in STEM with at least 20 years of work experience; We are looking to identify new faces who could be a role model to show women at earlier stages of their career what they can achieve. You will inspire others by showing what it is possible to achieve and demonstrate to the wider industry the contributions women are making.
Sponsored by Goldman Sachs
There are nearly 11,000 fewer women working as technology professionals in 2017 than there were in 2016. Women make up 17% of the total, a drop of 1%. This award is for a woman in a technical role who will inspire other women to go in to a technology role in any business, start-up, academic setting or non-profit organisation, large or small. Judges will be looking for a use of technology which will inspire other women to follow your example.
Sponsored by Intel
We are looking to identify young women aged 25 and under on the date of the Awards, 15 November 2018, who are working to change the image of girls and women working in STEM. This Award is designed to identify and share stories of girls and young women who are passionate about STEM and good at what they do – not just when studying or at work but throughout day-to-day lives too. This is our most popular category and we expect fierce competition. You need to tell us why your nomination stands out.