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WISE Conference 2018

Stimulate, Debate and Elevate

Releasing the Power of Women and Innovation

Save the Date!

Our biggest ever WISE conference will take place on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at The Lowry The Quays, Salford.

The 2018 WISE conference will focus on empowering organisations to increase the number of women in positions requiring innovative thinking. The UK Industrial Strategy has made a commitment to invest in science, research and innovation and to do more to commercialise the UK’s world leading science base to drive growth, especially in light of a new post-Brexit Britain working environment.

In order to foster future innovation we need fresh thinkers, new ideas and a paradigm shift to drive growth across the whole country. Women are integral as innovators and as members of creative teams to solve these challenges. This is a call to action to ensure women are part of the solution.

Key themes for the day will be:
1. Unlocking the creative power of diverse teams
2. Entrepren-her- ship – supporting female entrepreneurs of the future
3. Patently biased?
4. Innovation to support flexible working

Roundtable Discussion – WISE Ten Steps to Foster Women's Innovation

Register your interest in the WISE Conference 2018 below:

WISE Conference 2017 Testimonial

"Congratulations to yourself and the team for a fantastic event today. The morning was truly inspirational and there was such high energy in the room, I'm sure it will ensure the push we need in Wales to continue driving change. Having been involved in the development of the Talented Women for a Successful Wales report, I'm very proud it was celebrated at such a prestigious event."
Christine Boston, Corporate Policy Lead, City of Cardiff Council

WISE Conference 2016 Testimonial

“We found the WISE Conference thoroughly enjoyable and productive. We had several excellent conversations with fellow members which inspired us with ideas about how we can get the WISE message out there in our local community and the wider industry. We look forward to joining the event again next year and continuing to support the aims of the WISE Campaign.”
Nick Woodrow, Director, CEMAR

"It was a privilege to be part of the conference last week and I have to congratulate you on putting together such an impressive programme. It was great to see such a large collection of passionate, strong women – intent on driving change!"
Sharon James, Senior Vice President, Global Head of R&D, RB

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