WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
WISE members inspire girls to choose maths, physics and computing. WISE members attract, retain, develop and progress female talent in their companies. Our mission – gender parity in the UK’s scientific, technology and engineering workforce – from classroom to boardroom.
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"The demands of a future globally-networked society, requires us to harness the skills and energies of the whole workforce – we must begin to instil a sense of limitless opportunity in our young people. WISE is one way in which we are hoping to highlight and address the need for diversity in the industry."
Seán Harris, Director MembershipRead more
"Nissan’s recruitment team look for the best people irrespective of who they are or where they come from. 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."
Adrian Smart, HR Director, NissanRead more
"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."
"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, BAM NuttallRead more
"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."
"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, Troup Bywaters + AndersRead more
"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, Royal MailRead more
“WISE provides a great focus for materials and expertise to encourage girls and women to pursue careers in Science and Engineering. UCL recognizes this work as vital to the future and is keen to contribute.”
Dr Sally Day, Senior Academic, UCL Electronic and Electrical EngineeringRead more
"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 DigitalRead more
“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)Read more
"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, Airbus GroupRead more
"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 Executive, HR WallingfordRead more
“For our business to grow in line with our hopes and expectations, we need access to the greatest possible pool of talent. Across Amec Foster Wheeler 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, provide benefits not only for us, but for the UK nuclear industry.”
Clive White, President of Amec Foster WheelerRead more
"Science and engineering are challenging disciplines but they transform societies. (Just consider their impact on my field - Transport.) By supporting WISE we hope to encourage young people of all backgrounds to consider a career in technical R&D by offering an insight into the excitement and opportunities that are possible."
Helen Viner - Chief Scientist and Research DirectorRead more
"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, Northumbrian WaterRead more
“We joined WISE to complement other initiatives and achievements, e.g. our Athena SWAN Awards, which help us attract and support female students and staff. This is particularly important for the Edinburgh School of Engineering which is growing rapidly in response to student demand, employer demand, and burgeoning research portfolio.”
University of EdinburghRead more
"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 plcRead more
"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 programmeRead more
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