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WISE Conference 2016

WISE Conference 2016 in partnership with Network Rail


Gender parity in science, technology and engineering, from classroom to boardroom

Why it matters ~ How to make progress ~ What you can do to help

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Read the FULL highlights from the day

Presentations for the Conference are available in the WISE member area Not a member? Sign up here

Who came along?

Women at all stages of their career in science, technology and engineering
For example; AWE, BBC, Bechtel, EDF Energy, EDT, GSK, Hitachi, Network Rail, RB, Shell, Vauxhall, Virgin Media,

Men who want to play their part in building a more diverse workforce
For example; Airbus, Deloitte, GRAHAM Construction, Intel Corp UK, Microsoft

Education and training providers
For example; Brunel University London, Cardiff University, Imperial College London, Loughborough University, The University of Oxford

For example; BAM Nuttall, John Lewis, RB, Scottish and Southern Energy, Shell, Virgin Media

HR/Diversity and inclusion professionals
For example; AVEVA, Balfour Beatty Major Projects, BT Group, Nissan

Professional bodies
For example; Cogent Skills, EngineeringUK, Women's Engineering Society

Policy makers
For example; Airbus Defence & Space, Deerns UK, Deloitte, EDT, Firstco, Pop Science Ltd, Westfield Europe Ltd

A full list of companies that attended the conference is available on request email info@wisecampaign.org.uk

The WISE Conference 2016 Diversity Doodle

Testimonials from the Conference

“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

“The conference was excellent and I hope to join you again next year. Congrats again on a fabulous event!”
Emma Nicholls, Founder of Your Red Dress

"Thank you so much for inviting us to the WISE conference. It was even better than last year, and we found it incredibly energising and positive. We especially loved the 'Not for People like me' session."
Marina Gask, Consultant Editor at Hearst Magazines UK

"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

“I came away with some excellent food for thought”
Stephanie Ayres, Managing Director of SACLtd

Conference App

Throughout the conference delegates had the chance to access to a cloud-based app with contained session and speaker information, practical tips, insights and the ability to pose questions and take part in votes. See polling results on the highlights page.

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