The WISE regional hubs are being set up around the country to give women and men in STEM a local network to get involved with.
These will be local events with inspirational speakers. The local hubs will give people the opportunity to meet easily to discuss issues, share success strategies and also inspire girls at local schools about the great career opportunities available for women in science and engineering. This will help forge strong links between schools, universities and STEM industries in the local area.
If you are interested in setting up a hub with WISE in your area, please contact the Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
WISE regional hubs
WISE Plymouth hub
Women in STEM Plymouth is proud to be the WISE hub for our area. We are a network formed to ultimately increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles within the Plymouth travel-to-work-area. We do this in three main ways: promoting the fantastic work of women in STEM within our local area; supporting those women by providing a network of like-minded individuals; and inspiring more women and girls to embark on a STEM career.
WISE Aberdeen hub
The WISE Aberdeen hub launched in January 2018, with bi-monthly meet-ups planned at the Aberdeen Science Centre. The group aims to support and encourage girls and women into rewarding careers in STEM, and welcomes participation from both men and women. The hub co-exists with the well-established AXIS Network, a group formed to promote the vision of a gender balanced Aberdeen energy industry. We are still keen to get further WISE representation in Aberdeen for all stages of careers – please get in touch if you would like to be involved.
WISE North West hub
The hub is initiated and led by Zoe Stericker of BAM Nuttall Ltd: “The WISE NW Hub has the potential to drive change across STEM industries within the North West. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all involved and I’m really excited to see what we can do in the coming months. We have held our first Steering Group meeting and will be focusing on how we can increase women in senior roles, improve return to work following career breaks and making our industries attractive to girls looking to choose their future careers.”
WISE Central Scotland hub
The WISE Central Scotland hub is the latest of the WISE hubs to be launched. Initiated and led by Kirsty Hughes of BAM Ritchies, the steering group includes businesses and educational establishments. Together the group aims to create a local network to inspire girls to study and build careers in STEM, support and promote women in STEM careers and share our learning with other organisations who wish to build a diverse workforce. We welcome members from any gender who are passionate about enhancing diversity and supporting women in STEM.