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Royal Navy strengthens key ties in year of engineering

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WISE Chief Executive, Helen Wollaston FRSA, has presented the Royal Navy with their certificate of annual membership during the Year of Engineering.

27 March 2018

At the recent Royal Navy Engineering Challenge at HMS Sultan in Gosport, Commodore Andrew Cree accepted the certificate on behalf of the Royal Navy and celebrated the event with female engineers of all ranks and rates as well as members of the WISE campaign team.

WISE CEO, Helen Wollaston and Commodore Andy Cree with the Royal Navy's
WISE certificate of membership

Seeking to enable and energise people in business, industry and education, the WISE campaign is looking to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In presenting the award, Helen said, “It was a real pleasure to meet so many people; men as well as women, offering their personal commitment to the campaign. I look forward to harnessing the energy and enthusiasm of Royal Navy personnel to help WISE achieve our goal of a million women in the UK working in science, engineering and technology by 2020”.

The WISE campaign’s mission statement is encapsulated by a “from the classroom to the boardroom” mantra and actively seeks to deliver practical action to promote female STEM talent. Throughout 2018 WISE will showcase the variety and creativity of its members who are holding events and initiatives across the UK which give young people an inspiring experience of modern engineering.

In accepting the award, Commodore Cree said “The Royal Navy is an energetic advocate of gender equality across all areas and is proud that our work to promote women in science and engineering has been strengthened further through membership of the WISE campaign”.

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