WISE One to Watch Award
Sponsored by Intel
The WISE One to Watch Award looks to identify young women who are working to change the image of girls and women in STEM. This award is designed to identify and share stories of young women who are passionate about STEM and what they do – not just when studying or at work but in day-to-day life too. AS WISE’s most popular category, this award seeks to hear and share stories of young women who are inspirational through what they have already achieved and what they hope to achieve through science, technology and engineering or maths. Nominees must be aged 25 and under on the date of the WISE Awards.
Software Engineer, Rolls-Royce PLC
Well known for: her passion for addressing the gender and diversity issue in engineering
“I’m very passionate about engineering and I’m very passionate about bringing diversity into the STEM field. The work I do involves being a STEM ambassador; I work with schools, colleges and universities to advance the gender diversity issue.”
Oishi currently works at Rolls-Royce in the Civil Aerospace Control Systems department. She has been named as one of the three ‘Sky Women in Tech Scholars 2018’ across the UK for her project idea on Machine Learning. In 2017, Oishi was also shortlisted for the UK Telegraph’s STEM Award for her idea of real-time manufacturing and operational data access to create predictive smart engines. She is a passionate STEM Ambassador and professional mentor for the University of Leicester and has been twice recognised by Rolls-Royce for her outreach work.
Degree Apprentice, Jaguar Land Rover
Well known for: advocating for more girls and women in STEM in schools
“I knew I had to make a change because I walked around thinking, oh my gosh, I’m the only girl in this place, so I registered to become a STEM ambassador from then on.”
Being the only female degree apprentice in her year, she felt there was a need to encourage more females to experience STEM fields as they are typically underrepresented hence, she became the first STEM ambassador for JLR Halewood. From then on, she has dedicated her spare time to change the stereotype for good. From visiting schools and presenting to businesses to participating in live debates on the radio and public speaking with ITV and BBC. Danielle has successfully shared her story to inspire girls in Liverpool and further afield, wanting to share the message of STEM careers to girls and women who may not have heard it before.
Associate Process Technical Professional, KBR
Well known for: her work with BBSTEM
“What I find particularly exciting about my job is actually being in a field and being involved in the future of energy in the company.”
Eniola Fujamade is a young STEM professional currently navigating her early career in the oil and gas and consulting industry with a previous background in sales and recruitment. As the Programme Director for BBSTEM: Black British Professionals in STEM, she works collaboratively with institutions and the black community to develop relationships that strive for diversity and inclusion in the STEM world. She is also developing a Leadership Development Series to encourage greater gender parity at senior level. She established a collaboration between BBSTEM and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to deliver two career-orientated programmes in two Lewisham borough schools engaging with over 300 students. Eniola’s passion for her job and work outside her role shine through.
Undergraduate Civil Engineer, Jacobs
Well known for: her love for her job and industry and drive to make it more inclusive
“I love the projects we work on, HS2 is amazing and I also love the fact that we can have such a great influence on things like diversity and inclusion in both the company and the industry as a whole.”
At the age of 17, STEM ambassadors delivered the Engineering Education Scheme at Elohor’s (Ellie’s) school and sparked her love of engineering. That summer she joined Jacobs Rail business as a civil engineering apprentice. She currently works as an Undergraduate Civil Engineer doing detailed design and BIM on High Speed 2, and has been identified as a future leader. Ellie’s love for her job and industry is clear, and she brings her whole self to work, and inspires other girls to do the same.
The winners of WISE’s One to Watch Award will be announced at the WISE Awards, taking place on the 7th November, 2019 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London.
If you would like to attend, tickets for the event can be purchased here