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Testimonials

Read testimonials from the 2015 Conference and WISE Awards

Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chair of the Science Museum

"Thank you for affording me such an exciting role in your special WISE Awards evening, which I thoroughly enjoyed. As the statistics show, your leadership and the hard work of your Council and executive team are making a real difference to girls’ perception that STEM is not for ‘people like me’. It is great to see Averil MacDonald’s report being so widely taken up. The Science Museum Group is pleased to be able to support WISE’s work and may I wish you and the Campaign all continuing success."
Dame Mary Archer DBE, Chair of the Science Museum, Speaker on behalf of Bloomberg

Muir Macdonald, Managing Director of BMT Defence Services

“The evening was an extraordinary event and very memorable, celebrating some remarkable people with remarkable achievements in science and engineering. It was inspiring for people new to this like me, and even more inspiring for everyone else in the room.” 
Muir Macdonald, Managing Director of BMT Defence Services

"Attending the WISE awards this year I was inspired by the quality, commitment and genuine enthusiasm for making a difference and encouraging other women to join together in achieving great things."
Karen Boswell, Hitachi Rail

"Congratulations to all at WISE on a fantastically successful conference and awards. Both events highlighted the huge achievements of women in science and engineering while also illuminating the substantial barriers that prevent more women from entering and enriching these fields."
Catherine Mayer, Women’s Equality Party

"I am happy to see such great success and was impressed at the conference that there were so many young women in attendance!"
Dr Sandra Magnus, American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

"Just wanted to say a huge thanks for last night, what an amazing night to be part of. We are really thrilled to win the award and be part of the WISE community."
Sarah Golding, Bechtel 

"I LOVED it. The event was beautifully managed and delivered and the female winners inspirational in terms of endeavour and tenacity. HRH The Princess Royal did you proud and her presence will make the evening memorable for all in attendance most especially the worthy winners. Thank you for all your hard work in delivering the evening and for your follow up administrative output – we could (and have) learned a thing or two from you this end!"
Seán Harris, Director Membership, Institution of Civil Engineers

"Thank you for a fantastic evening at the WISE Awards on Thursday, it was a really inspiring, positive and well organised event. Everyone who joined us had a great evening made all the more enjoyable sharing in the success and big moment for our Caitlin Stuart, winning the WISE ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award."
Leigh Williams, Troup Bywaters + Anders 

"I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for the WISE Awards event yesterday. It was very professionally organised as well as being great fun, which is a difficult balance to achieve. The positive energy was fantastic and quite inspiring."
Sue Threader, Rochester Bridge Trust, Shortlisted for the WISE Inspiring Young People Award

"I just want to say a huge congratulations on the entire event last week. It all went really well and it's one of the only conferences I've been to that has stuck to its timings! I'm very impressed."
Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan, Winner of the WISE Hero Award

"I still cannot believe I got the award and how incredible the ceremony was - thank you so, so much! Standing up there was one of the best moments of my life."
Dr Marily Nika, Program Manager, Google, Winner of the WISE Influence Award

"Many congratulations on a super day and a fabulous awards night last night. You must be extremely proud today after organising such a successful event. Well done. And thank you on behalf of WES for the amazing award."
Dawn Bonfield, President, Women's Engineering Society, Winner of the WISE Campaign Award

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening on Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed the awards ceremony and it was fantastic to meet such a range of inspirational women!"
Laura Stanley, Research Media

“Just wanted to congratulate you on a brilliant conference and awards ceremony. You moved mountains and the whole thing was a triumph.”
Caroline le Fevre, Lefevre Media

"Congratulations on the highly energetic event on Thursday, I very much enjoyed it!"
Alexandra Milsom, NHS ENGLAND

"After attending the WISE Awards for the first time last year, I didn’t think it could be topped – I was wrong! I was amazed and awed once again by the achievements of the Award nominees and it felt wonderful to be part of a night where these achievements take centre-stage. Throughout the year the WISE community works tirelessly to improve the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in science and engineering and it was fantastic to see all members of this community gathered in one room to celebrate together. Hearing from and talking to, people like me, who are passionate about achieving 1 million more women in STEM, made me feel so proud to be a part of WISE."
Lucy Collins, Chair of the WISE Young Women's Board and MOD on secondment to University College London

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