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WISE offers a unique and wide-ranging set of resources relating to girls and women in STEM

WISE has 30 years experience of inspiring girls and women to enter and progress in STEM careers. We are experts in this field and here we share our vast resources, both historical and current. You will find statistics, publications, archives, useful links and information about our role models.

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Women on STEM Apprenticeships 2016/17

Date Published: 29 March 2018

The number of women achieving a Core-STEM apprenticeship has increased by 320 – a 7% growth on the previous year. The proportion has gone up slightly, reversing the more recent trend, as the number of men has increased by only 5%.

Setting up a Network to Support Women in STEM

Date Published: 16 February 2018

This guide draws from best practice, and our practical experience at WISE, to pass on useful information about how to establish a network and help your network make maximum impact. If you would like to learn more about setting up a new network, or would like some tips on how to improve your existing activities, read on! Download the publication.

Core STEM Graduates 2017

Date Published: 1 February 2018

The number of women graduating in a core STEM subject has continued to grow for another year. These women are talented individuals qualified to take up the exciting opportunities available in STEM and help address the persistent skills gaps across the UK.

Women on Boards 2017

Date Published: 6 December 2017

The UK’s top companies continue to increase the representation of women on their boards. Of the companies listed on the FTSE 100, 46 are classified as STEM and 54 as non-STEM.

The STEM Education Pipeline 2017

Date Published: 23 November 2017

There is a huge drop off in the number of girls studying core STEM subjects at the age of 16. Just 35% of girls choose maths, physics, computing or a technical vocational qualification compared to 94% of boys. This reduces the number going on to do a degree or level 4 qualification in maths, physics, computer science or engineering – 9% of girls compared to 29% of boys.

Women on STEM Apprenticeships 2015/16

Date Published: 15 November 2017

The number of women achieving a STEM apprenticeship has increased by 250 – a 6% growth on the previous year. The percentage has gone down however, because the number of men has increased by just over 5,300, an increase of 10%.

Women in STEM workforce 2017

Date Published: 24 October 2017

The trends are very positive, with more women working in core STEM than ever before. 61,430 more women work in core STEM * in 2017 than in 2016. The number of men in core STEM fell by 45,980 in the same period.

Analysis of GCSE STEM entries and results

Date Published: 24 August 2017

Girls continue to outperform boys across most STEM subjects and entries by girls continue to grow across many subjects, despite a drop in STEM entries overall.

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