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WISE Awards 2017

WISE Awards 2017


Thursday 9 November 2017

Award Categories

WISE Toy Award - sponsored by Thales
For the best toy or game for girls to get them doing science, technology, engineering and maths. This is not an award for educational games, it is for a toy which shows girls that science, technology, engineering and maths are fun.

WISE Talent Award - sponsored by AWE
Highlighting fantastic recruitment expertise in a talent short candidate pool. Nominations could be from an individual recruiter or an outreach programme or advertising campaign, an employer or their recruitment partner, or a college or university recruiting women onto STEM courses. We are looking for best practice which could be replicated and nominees must show results in terms of above industry average applications from women, shortlist and hire ratios.

WISE Apprenticeship Programme Award - sponsored by Aveva
For the best STEM Apprenticeship programme for women’s participation and achievement. To demonstrate to other employers and training providers what they can do to attract, retain and develop women in STEM via an apprenticeship.

WISE Employer Award - sponsored by BAM Nuttall
WISE member company or organisation evidencing great things. Nominees must demonstrate progress in gender balance at all levels. We are looking for best practice which others could replicate to make similar progress in their own business.

WISE Man Award - sponsored by MBDA
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 which have delivered results. We are looking for champions who can show other men what they could do to improve gender balance in STEM, from classroom to boardroom.

WISE World Award - sponsored by Babcock
This category is for nominees who are making a difference to society and have an inspirational story which will capture the imagination of girls; showing them that through science, technology and engineering they could make a difference, not only to people’s lives, but also influencing big societal challenges like the environment, food production, safe transport and cybercrime.

WISE Tech Innovation Award - sponsored by Goldman Sachs
This could be for a woman or female team in tech start-up, open source, gaming, cyber security, web development or an app. Nominations are welcomed from individuals or a team or project. Judges will be looking for an emphasis on creativity and innovation in the use of technology.

WISE Health Award- sponsored by the Chief Scientific Officer at NHS England
This award champions a woman who ensures that science, technology and engineering are at the heart of healthcare and that advances in health technology are developed collaboratively and integrated across other science sectors and industry. Nominees are asked to present evidence of the health advances delivered through technology, physics or engineering in either patient care, treatment or diagnosis, and to demonstrate how these advances link with the wider picture of scientific and technological innovation.

WISE Woman in Industry - sponsored by Rolls Royce PLC
For a woman who will inspire others by being a speaker and role model to show women at the early stages of their career what they can achieve.

WISE One to Watch Award - sponsored by Intel
We are looking to identify young women and girls who are already trailblazing and will light a fire under the next generation. The award is about sharing the amazing stories of girls and young women who are great scientists/engineers/tech or maths minds, who have already achieved great results in their field and will inspire other girls to follow in their footsteps – particularly girls who would not otherwise have thought STEM was for them. We will have 10 finalists and the winner to be chosen via audience participation on the night of the awards.

Sponsors please note – these category descriptions are a starting point to outline the essence of the award and can be finalised in conjunction with you.

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