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WISE Recruiter Award - sponsorship still available
Highlighting a recruitment campaign by an employer or their recruitment agency that has proved effective for getting women into science, technology, engineering, or construction - in jobs, board roles, apprenticeships or as students. We are looking for best practice which could be replicated, and nominees must show results in terms of increased applications from women, shortlist and hire ratios.

WISE Man Award - sponsorship still available
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.

WISE Rising Star Award - sponsorship still available
For a young woman at the early stages of a STEM career who is already identified as a potential leader 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.

WISE Apprenticeship Programme Award - sponsored by MBDA
For an organisation with the best apprenticeship programme for women’s recruitment, participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, or other apprenticeship framework 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.

WISE Employer Award - sponsored by AVEVA
For a WISE member who can demonstrate progression towards gender balance at all levels and evidence above industry averages or significant improvements. We are looking for best practice which others could replicate to make similar progress in their own organisation.

WISE Innovation Award - sponsored by BAM Nuttall
This Award is for an employer encouraging and supporting women to innovate in the STEM sector. Nominations could be for all stages of innovation from invention to commercialisation; supporting entrepreneurship, championing new ideas and open innovation too.

WISE Career Award - sponsored by AWE
For a business or organisation that has done the most to attract women returners back 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 and business performance.

WISE Woman in Industry - sponsored by Rolls-Royce PLC
For a woman in a STEM career and in a senior leadership role, but not necessarily on a board. You will have broken through the glass ceiling and will inspire others by showing what it is possible to achieve. You may have occasionally appeared in the media or spoken at industry events, but not received honours and are not widely known in business or the media. We are looking for new faces who could sit on boards, be a speaker and will be a role model to show women at earlier stages of their career what they can achieve.

WISE World Award sponsored - sponsored by Babcock International
This category is for individual female nominees who are making a difference to society in the UK 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, transport, and internet safety.

WISE Technology Award - sponsored by Goldman Sachs
For a woman excelling in a technology role in any business, academic setting or non-profit organisation, large or small. Nominations are welcomed from individuals using cutting-edge or new technology and judges will be looking for an emphasis on creativity and innovation in the use of technology that will inspire other women to follow your example.

WISE One to Watch Award - sponsored by Intel
We are looking to identify young women aged 21 and under on the date of the Awards, 15 November 2018, who are trailblazing and will light a fire under the next generation. The Award is designed to identify and share the amazing stories of girls and young women who are passionate about science, engineering, maths and technology and good at what they do – particularly girls who would not otherwise have thought STEM was for them. This is our most popular category and we expect fierce competition. You need to tell us why your nomination stands out.

WISE Awards 2017 Gold Sponsorship £20,000+VAT. Sponsored a WISE Award before? Repeat sponsors will receive a discount! Sponsorships will be allocated on a first come first served basis by contacting Sarah Shaw, WISE Communications Director.
Email S.shaw@wisecampaign.org.uk | Call 07545 208 530

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