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WISE Patron: HRH The Princess Royal

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal has been a Patron of WISE since 2000.

The second child and only daughter of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness was born at Clarence House, London, on 15 August 1950, when her mother was Princess Elizabeth, heir presumptive to the throne. She was baptised Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise at Buckingham Palace on 21 October 1950.

She received the title Princess Royal from The Queen in June 1987; she was previously known as Princess Anne. Her Royal Highness is the seventh holder of the title.

Read about Dr Joanna Kennedy and Kate Bellingham, also patrons of WISE

WISE events attended by HRH The Princess Royal

WISE Celebration of Talented Women in Wales 2017
13 March 2017
HRH The Princess Royal, attended and spoke at the event "I think we can inspire more girls to choose science, technology and engineering, even if they don’t recognise it with those headings on, that doesn’t matter to begin with"

WISE Awards 2016
10 November 2016
Presenting the Awards, HRH The Princess Royal, said: “Technology is transforming the world of work. If we want girls to have the best possible futures in these careers, we need to make sure they have the skills and qualifications required. More importantly, if we want the best possible future for our country, we need to be using the talents of the whole population.”

WISE office launchHRH The Princess Royal opens WISE headquarters in Leeds
8 February 2016
The organisation’s Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, unveiled a commemorative plaque and addressed the guests, who included representatives from major firms like Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Jacobs Engineering, Mott Macdonald, Rolls-Royce plc and Sky as well as representatives from the Universities, the new University Technical College, Leeds City Council Leader Judith Blake and former Apprentice Star Claire Young.

2015 WISE AwardsWISE Awards 2015
12 November 2015
The WISE Awards 2015 were attended by key women leaders in STEM and presented by WISE’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal. This year’s WISE Awards, held on November 12 at a gala dinner in central London, coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act being passed in the UK. At the event, WISE called upon the UK Government to intensify its efforts to increase diversity in STEM fields and raise the percentage of women in the STEM workforce from 14 per cent to 30 per cent by 2020.

Ground-breaking approach to STEM Entrepreneurship for Girls launches in LondonSTEM Entrepreneurship for Girls launch
29 April 2015
A ground-breaking approach for young women who want to create Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based companies launched yesterday. Run by the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes the ‘Outbox Incubator’ program will give teenage girls the funding and support to launch their own science or tech-based businesses. The program is supported by HRH The Princess Royal, the Salesforce Foundation and WISE.

WISE Awards 2014WISE Awards 2014
14 November 2014
Nine role models championing the cause of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics were presented with a national award by HRH The Princess Royal in a glittering ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the WISE Campaign.

HRH at BabcockWISE Knowledge Sharing Event at Babcock
9 September 2014
Special guest HRH The Princess Royal joined senior figures from across the UK’s engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors on 9 September to celebrate the achievements of female engineers.

WISE Student ColloquiumWISE Student Colloquium
8 April 2014
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid a special visit to the University of Huddersfield so that she could back a campaign to boost the numbers of women who study science and engineering subjects and make their careers in those fields.

WISE Awards 2013WISE Awards 2013
14 November 2013
WISE were proud to announce the three highly commended and ten winners of the WISE Awards 2013 who received their awards from HRH The Princess Royal at the WISE Awards event at the Science Museum on 14th November.

HRH at Offshore EuropeWISE at Offshore Europe 2013
8 September 2013
WISE played a big part in promoting oil and gas careers to women and girls at the Offshore Europe 2013 conference held in Aberdeen.

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