WISE has been working with over 200 member organisations to promote gender parity in STEM. Many of the organisations we work with have used our resources to spearhead promotion of STEM subjects at schools and support female employees working in STEM.
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The Open University’s independent evaluation of People Like Me shows that the program has received overwhelmingly positive feedback, especially the personality quizzes and interaction with STEM role models. The research has shown that after attending WISE PLM workshops:
- 57% of girls were more interested in studying science and maths at school
- The number of girls that were not interested at all in STEM had decreased from 10% to 4%
- 59% of girls had learnt more about different STEM careers
The Chief Scientific Officer’s WISE Fellowship has been a successful initiative to help mid-career female healthcare scientists to gain invaluable leadership experience.
Following the completion of their 2016-2017 Fellowship, all three Fellows report improvements in at least five of the career development areas. Where improvements weren’t reported, this was
due to high scores being recorded at the beginning of the programme leaving little area for improvements.
“I wanted to share my good news with you, I have been successful in getting the Head of Service job at Leeds. I couldn’t have done it without the CSO WISE Fellowship and the career development programme. Thank you for believing in me and my potential this is the beginning!!!!”
Dr Michelle Foster (PhD), 2017 CSO WISE Fellow, Head of Audiology Service, LGI
“…I am officially one of 15 speakers at the TEDxNHS event in August!!!!!! Thank you for your help and inspiration… now I just need to plan an amazing talk…!”
Dr Charlotte Kemp (PhD CEng, MIPEM), 2016 CSO WISE Fellow, Head of Clinical Measurement & Medical Photography, James Cook University Hospital