Corporate Membership of WISE
Corporate Membership of WISE
WISE enables and energises people to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in the UK’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce, from classroom to boardroom.
Join WISE and access an extensive network of connections with the expertise and experience to enable you to attract, retain, develop and progress female talent in your organisation.
Join a powerful network
- 180+ member organisations
- 16,000 individual members and subscribers
- Take part in regular Knowledge Sharing Events
- Participate in Regional Hubs to connect the pipeline from classroom to boardroom
- Attend WISE annual Conference and Awards
- Join WISE active LinkedIn communities
Learn from WISE expertsWISE offers training and consultancy to members to support your efforts to increase female representation at every stage of talent management including:
- Our Ten Steps framework to retain and develop female talent
- Recruitment workshops to help attract female hires at all levels
- Unconscious Bias awareness and training
- Professional development via our Career Development and Returners courses
- Tailored consultancy to help create an inclusive workplace culture
- Access to speakers and content for your internal events and training sessions
- Exclusive member-only resources and information available through the WISE website
- 10% member discount on training
- Advice on attracting and supporting girls and women onto STEM apprenticeships
Inspire your organisation and local community
- Access to the People Like Me toolkit and training to inspire girls to study STEM subjects
- Nominate female role models to represent your company, share their stories and inspire others
- Share your stories on our WISE website
- Develop your emerging talent via nominations to the WISE Young Women’s Board, whose members receive support to advance their careers. Meet them here
- Free promotion of your paid work placements to 16,000 subscribers weekly
- Access to female students via HE and FE members
Promote your brand values to key audiences
- Association with the WISE brand, highlighting your commitment to female talent
- Speaker engagements at high profile events
- A free job advert per year and discounted rates on WISE job portal
- Priority opportunities to sponsor and judge WISE Awards
- Sponsorship possibilities to support your corporate objectives
Corporate Membership Costs as of April 2016
Over 1000 employees - £3950 + VAT
250 - 1000 employees - £2200 + VAT
11 - 249 employees - £950 + VAT
Up to 10 employees - £500 + VAT
Premium Membership - £8000 + VAT (includes 2 bespoke consultancy offerings)
The Corporate membership cost is based on the total size of your organisation, including international divisions.
WISE offers a Premium Membership category which is tailored to companies who wish to use the full range of our consultancy and training services to further drive their corporate objectives.
Our Corporate Members
“Here at 6point6 we are totally committed to helping females break into IT. By encouraging them in education to apply for interesting roles within IT we offer them the support they need to succeed. 6point6 see this connection with WISE as being a positive step forward and an integral part to our evolving Diversity Strategy.”
"Airbus Group is committed to encouraging women to join our organisation and inspire young girls to pursue careers in aeronautics. Reaching gender balance is a business necessity; we are proud to promote our membership of WISE, and are delighted to showcase our involvement with the WISE Ten Steps programme as one of the initial signatories."
Sally Palet and Lyndsey Worthington – Diversity and Inclusion Managers
Photo: Emma England, Airbus GroupFull profile
Amazon is a company of builders who use varying backgrounds, ideas and points of view to invent on behalf of customers. We want to help inspire the next generation to reach their potential so are proud to support WISE’s efforts to promote careers in STEM to young women.
Alison Barlow, EU Head of Diversity, Amazon.Full profile
Appsbroker Consulting Ltd
“Appsbroker is driven and passionate about being an exceptional company to work with, and work for. We are delighted to be supporting WISE to inspire more women to embrace careers in the tech industry.”
Mary Rowen - Managing Director, AppsbrokerFull profile
"Finding the best solutions to the world's toughest challenges to create a better future for all of us will need diversity of thinking and skills. Through WISE, we hope to attract more talented women to our sector to make that positive difference to the future."
Neil Thomas, managing director of Atkins' Water & Environment division and sponsor of Atkins' diversity programme
We see diversity in a comprehensive way, to leverage the power of human, cultural and systems differences. We want to become an employer of choice, use innovation to create leading edge products, increase opportunities to imagine, design and create a better world. WISE allows us to expand our network and to further gender diversity in STEM.
Customer Success Manager - AutodeskFull profile
BAM Nuttall Ltd
"BAM Nuttall have joined the WISE campaign to promote diversity for the fabulous careers that the engineering sector offers.
We want to share best practice across the network, to not only encourage more women to enter our industry, but also to retain them and ensure that they fulfil their potential in senior positions."
Stephen Fox, Chief Executive
BBC Design and Engineering
"As an internet first BBC, a BBC for everyone, where everyone belongs, we count on connecting with our diverse audience. To continue developing digital services that our audience loves, we must ensure that women are fairly represented in our teams and so we’re proud to be WISE Campaign members."
Ralph Rivera, Director of BBC Digital
“We are proud to support the WISE campaign because at Bechtel we believe diversity is a business imperative.Diverse teams foster different types of thinking and offer different insights into analyzing problems.Simply put, diverse and inclusive teams produce better results.”
Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel, Managing Director Rail (Global)
BLACK & VEATCH
Black & Veatch is committed to the promotion of diversity at all levels in the company. The WISE resources allow us to inspire the future generation with the STEM talks we undertake and work experience that we offer. WISE brings together a network that we can support and share globally throughout Black & Veatch.
Sue Caccavone CEng, CMIOSH, MICE
Technical Director, Safety & Risk
Chair, UK Women’s Network
Byrne Bros (Formwork) Ltd
Joining the Wise Campaign will provide additional support for the work that we want to continue to deliver to schools and colleges. It is important that the younger generation have relevant factual information and the opportunity of experience, to allow them to make an informed choice about their future career in engineering.Full profile
Card Geotechnics have produced this online resource, that can be freely copied and distributed for education or inspiration of others - 'The female face of engineering'Full profile
“Becoming a member of WISE enables us to further scale our efforts to address the gender imbalance – as well as providing enriching opportunities for our employees to get involved and encourage more women and girls to study STEM subjects and work in the technology industry.” – Sarah Atkinson, Vice President, Communications and Executive Sponsor for Gender Diversity at CA Technologies, EMEA. Sarah is a member of the Women in Technology Council and board member at techUK.Full profile
Nick Woodrow, Director - “CEMAR has joined the WISE campaign as we recognise that there is a significant lack of gender equality in STEM industries and talented people from all backgrounds are essential to improve our business, our service to customers and help impact on a wider positive change to society."Full profile
CH2M is committed to increasing the number of women in STEM careers, from ‘classroom to boardroom’, to create a sustainable workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. As WISE influences, all ages and seniorities, we see our partnership as crucial in our aim to close the gender gap in our industry.
Rachel White, Managing Director, EuropeFull profile
Joining WISE seemed like a natural step as our tech community is growing fast, and it’s vital that our teams are as diverse and inclusive as possible. The campaign is very much aligned to our core values of equality and fairness, and it’ll help us fulfil our commitment to communities by engaging and inspiring girls in schools across the UK.
De Beers UK Ltd
“Across De Beers we recognise that greater diversity is better for business – and the right thing to do. This is why I’m committed to attracting more talented women scientists and engineers to De Beers Technologies. In addition to our internal initiatives in this area, WISE membership will be instrumental in driving the diversity we need to innovate and grow.”
Dr Simon Lawson
Head of Technologies UK
De Beers UK Ltd
Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond Light Source has achieved our Athena SWAN Bronze Award (announcement). This is due in part to the allegiance we have formed with the WISE Campaign, your organisation featured in our application and membership and expert advice from you is part of our action plan.Full profile
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
“It’s quite simple really. Our people are our biggest assets and if we are to realise our vision to earn the trust of customers and become a truly world class water company, we need to ensure that we have a modern, diverse workforce which reflects the communities we serve. Traditionally, the water sector is male-dominated but we are determined to use Wise’s expertise and guidance to help develop female colleagues within the areas of science, technology and engineering in our company but also play our part in enabling the female colleagues of tomorrow to pursue their interests in these areas while learning at schools and universities.” Linda Williams; Director of HRFull profile
Hilti (GB) Limited
We believe that a diverse workforce with equal opportunities is essential for our business and have anchored Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in our Champion 2020 corporate strategy. We focus on fostering diversity across ‘the 3 Gs’: Gender, Generation and Global and invest in initiatives to drive this through our business. WISE provides us with a platform to engage with customers and industry stakeholders on this topic; sharing best practices and working to attract, retain and develop more women in our industry.
Region Head, Northern Europe
HR Wallingford Ltd
"HR Wallingford is committed to helping all employees achieve their career goals. We have joined WISE to provide additional support our female colleagues, and to help nurture the growth and development of women at all levels of our organisation" - Bruce Tomlinson, Chief ExecutiveFull profile
Includes You are committed to tackling unconscious bias in recruitment, and we feel the WISE Campaign are the right group to join as their members are all committed to fairness and equality in the workplace.Full profile
Innovate UK is joining WISE so we can work in partnership to gain further impact from our infocus Women in Innovation campaign and awards and engage a wider community. WISE is a natural partner for Innovate UK on this infocus action.
Emily Nott, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion Programmes, Innovate UK
Inclusion and diversity is woven into the Jacobs core value that people are at the heart of our business, and recognise that harnessing the views and experiences of many people is integral to achieving the imperative of developing an innovative culture, and driving delivery excellence. WISE provides additional support to help us nurture and grow the talent of women at all levels within our organisation and industry.
Pete Lutwyche, Senior Vice President and General Manger, Aerospace and Technology.Full profile
Lockheed Martin UK
“LMUK have joined WISE because we believe in a fully diverse, representative workforce and hope to contribute to a positive shift in the number and status of girls and women in STEM. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and expect to both support and benefit from the WISE community.”
Neil Hebron - Director Engineering and Technology & Chairman of the UK Early Careers Board
Mace has joined WISE in order to take part in networking, training and speaking opportunities as well as corporate opportunities to share best practice with other science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) employers. Mace will also continue to use rigorous talent attraction initiatives, including careers fairs as well as interviews and assessment centres in order to select the best candidates and secure higher numbers of female applicants.
McLaren Applied Technologies
McLaren Applied Technologies is committed to building a truly diverse work force, all the way from entry level to the board. We recognise the fantastic work that WISE does, and will work closely with them to achieve our goals. Joanna Balfour – Head of HRFull profile
Mott MacDonald joined WISE to learn from the charity and apply good practice to support gender diversity in STEM careers. We have used the Ten Steps tool and have also engaged with WISE’s ‘People Like Me’ initiative to support girls and boys accessing STEM subjects to support diversity in a sustainable pipeline.Full profile
National House Building Council
WISE provides NHBC with the opportunity to widen our network and awareness across the engineering sector as well as access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise
"Nissan’s recruitment team look for the best people irrespective of who they are or where they come from. As women drive and purchase our vehicles, we feel it is equally important that women are also building, designing and engineering our cars. As a company we’re committed to increasing the number of females in our workforce, which is why we are leading the way in creating opportunities for female STEM students."
Northumbrian Water Limited
NWG recognises that attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is essential to our continued success. 68% of our employees are male; WISE will give us support and access to a network of other organisations to help us achieve a better balance in our STEM and other roles across the business."
Alison Corner, Engagement and Diversity Advisor.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make.
Demonstrating genuine leadership is more important to us than size or short term revenue growth.
To achieve our aim to be recognised as the ‘the leading professional services firm’ we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people.
Our strategy is therefore built around five priorities:
1. be technology enabled;
2. deliver exceptional value to our clients;
3. empower our people;
4. lead by example;
5. invest in sustainable growth.
Attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and as a progressive employer we will continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce.
Renewable Energy Systems Limited
"As an engineer I’m a great advocate of the profession and recognise that women have been underrepresented. RES fully supports the WISE aspiration which aligns with our commitment to gender balance in STEM to create outperformance and resilience in our business and the renewables industry."
Ivor Catto, CEO Full profile
Roke Manor Research Limited
Our aim at Roke Manor Research Limited is to inspire more women to take on a career in engineering, maximising their potential while protecting what matters most. We believe being positive, proactive and wanting to make a difference through WISE is a great way to help shrink the gender gap in technology.Charmain Browning, Head of Employee Engagement and Talent
"We are proud to be an inaugural member of WISE and signatory of the Ten Steps campaign supporting the cause for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We recognise that talented engineers and scientists are key to our future as a business, our customers, our supply chain and wider society."
Carol Arbon, Talent Pipeline Consultant, Engineering & Operations, Rolls-Royce plc
WISE is an amazing pool of practical resources to plot your way through personal and organisational development, but more significantly it is a huge network of experienced and passionate people who want to find new ways to support women in STEM so that everyone succeeds.
Cathryn Lower – Technical Project Manager
Shadow Robot Company
We joined WISE because we don’t like the disparity of gender in engineering. At the Shadow Robot Company, we are proud to work with such a wealth of inspirational colleagues and partners – which includes a list of brilliant women within the Shadow team and throughout the world of robotics.
Shadow Robot Company
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Sir Robert McAlpine fully supports the WISE aspiration of increasing the participation, contribution and success of women in STEM activity. We believe that membership of WISE can help us make this a reality for women working in the construction industry and in particular for SRM.
Gavin McAlpine Executive ChairmanFull profile
Sweco UK Ltd
"Sweco aims to encourage young people to consider a career in engineering and the great opportunities it provides.
We joined WISE to access a network and resources which will help us to progress initiatives that support the recruitment, retention and progression of women in STEM."
Max Joy OBE CEng FIMechE Managing Director
Taylor Woodrow is the civil engineering division of VINCI Construction UK which forms part of VINCI, a world leader in concessions and construction.
We are a leading player in the civil engineering and infrastructure sector, delivering world class infrastructure projects such as the iconic King’s Cross Western Concourse.
Our Taylor Woodrow brand draws on the heritage of a company founded in 1921, whilst our part in VINCI Construction UK enables us to draw on the strength and unity of a diverse range of business streams all working together.
We have a team of approximately 600 employees working on projects across the UK in the rail, highways and energy sectors and in our Professional Services business, which provides constructability support and expertise for the development of projects.
We have a customer-focussed approach and thrive on applying our expertise to deliver complex, multi-disciplinary, engineering-led projects.Full profile
“We are committed to improving diversity within our company and we hope that by joining WISE, we will be able to increase our talent pool of women by working with like-minded companies who share the same vision.”
Margaret Gerrard, HR DirectorFull profile
As a technology startup with the majority of senior management hailing from STEM backgrounds, Tessian has seen first-hand that there’s a long way to go in achieving a gender balance in STEM. It’s important to us to be proactive in addressing this inequality. – Sabrina Castiglione, Chief of Staff
"Thales recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and the economic need to increase the number of engineers across the UK. The work of organisations such as WISE is crucial in achieving this as we simply must employee more female engineers in order to meet the demand. It is not about one company going it alone, industry, education and academia must work together, guided by WISE in order to change the face the STEM workforce."
Tony Gee and Partners LLP
By joining WISE Tony Gee is making a commitment to nurture the talents of its female workforce throughout each of their career journeys. In doing so we strive to instil a culture where realising every employee’s potential and harnessing all their experience is at the heart of our business.
Chris Young – Executive DirectorFull profile
Troup Bywaters + Anders
"A key objective within our partnership business plan is to provide opportunities to young people within the engineering industry and particularly increase the number of females attracted to our business. We see our membership with the WISE campaign as a positive influence and affiliation to support us to achieve this objective."
Claire Oliver, HR Manager
"Waters has joined the WISE campaign as we are committed to helping employees achieve their career goals and in particular would like focus on providing additional support our female colleagues. We would also like to encourage the growth of our female workforce and encourage females to select a STEM career.
Eilis Rattigan, Director HR, EuropeFull profile
“We feel very strongly about encouraging women into science and promoting the outstanding research contributions female scientists continue to make worldwide. We are therefore delighted that, through our membership of WISE, we have the opportunity to help further inspire women to study and pursue careers in science, technology and engineering.”Full profile
“Across Wood we are already seeing encouraging results in our drive for more diversity and inclusion and our present and future work with WISE will, I’m sure, provided benefits not only for us, but for the UK nuclear industry.”
Clive White, President of Wood’s Nuclear business