The WISE Young Professionals’ Board is excited to announce that we are seeking new advocates for equality to join us from 2021.
The WISE Young Professionals Board (WYPB) is comprised of 12 successful young role models in their industries, informing the strategy of, and providing insight and feedback to the main WISE Campaign Board.
The WYPB also runs its own independent initiatives, such as writing blogs, collaborating with Harper Collins on educational materials for Primary Age students, coordinating competitions, producing social media content, and other initiatives to engage students in STEM amongst activities including representing WISE at events.
The WYPB is a great opportunity for rising stars in STEM to use their passion to make an impact in our industries, gain valuable Board experience, and for companies to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion by supporting a WYPB member through their term. For 2021, we’re looking for at least two additions to replace our outgoing members.
Please note, that in order to ensure diversity of composition across STEM industries, we do not have more than one WYPB member from a given company at the same time, so it is unlikely that in 2021 we would recruit another member from Altran, AWE, BBC, BMT, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Collins Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Shell, Smallpeice Trust, or Tessian, as these companies will already be represented on the Board in 2021.
The time commitment we ask from sponsoring companies is typically 12 working days a year, including four in-person Board meetings, and financial commitment from companies in supporting the WYPB with travel and accommodation to attend the same.
Applications are open until 5PM on 6 November 2020.
Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams/Phone between 23-25 November 2020.
To qualify you must:
- Be available for a remote interview between 23-26th November 2020
- Be an employee of a WISE member organisation
- Be 29 years old or under on 31 December 2020
- Be a confident communicator, passionate about gender parity, diversity & inclusion in STEM
- Be able to sign and agree to the WYPB Terms of Reference (which outline member commitment, and time and costs expected covered by your employer) if you are selected as a WYPB member
To apply you will need a recent CV, have read the WYPB Terms of Reference and have support from your employer.