Gender parity in science, technology and engineering, from classroom to boardroom
Why it matters ~ How to make progress ~ What you can do to help
Who should attend?
- Women at all stages of their career in science, technology and engineering
- Men who want to play their part in building a more diverse workforce
- Education and training providers
- HR/diversity and inclusion professionals
- Professional bodies
- Policy makers
This is a great opportunity to access the latest insight, learn from others, make valuable connections and raise your profile.
Registration, refreshments, exhibition and networking
Focus Group: Connecting academics with industry
Sponsored by Winton Capital
People Like Me session for school girls aged 11-14
Sponsored by EDF Energy
Welcome and introduction to WISE
Session 1: CLASSROOM Getting girls interested – what works?
Sponsored by Reckitt Benkiser
Session 2: EARLY CAREER Gender balance in STEM Apprenticeships
Sponsored by Hitachi Rail Europe
Keynote Speech: John Hayes MP, Minister of State at the Department of Transport
Lunch, exhibition and networking
- 12.35: UKESF (10 mins)
- 12.45: Metaswitch (25 mins)
- 13:10: GSK (25 mins)
- 13.35: DLA Piper (10 mins)
Sponsor session 3: CAREER PROGRESSION Transforming culture and unlocking the barriers to women’s career progression in STEM
Sponsored by Bechtel
Sponsor session 4: BOARDROOM Panel debate: Creating board-level opportunities for women in science, technology and engineering
Sponsored by Airbus Group
Sponsored by Network Rail
Closing remarks by WISE
Airbus, Bechtel, Cemar, Dessault Systemes, EDF Energy, The Engineer, First Co, GSK, The IET, Metaswitch, Mirella, Network Rail, Practical Action, Remodel, UKESF, Winton Capital, WISE.
WISE Awards 2016
The WISE Awards takes place on the same day as the WISE conference and is being held just a ten minute walk away at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Nominations are open now!
What our delegates said last year
"Congratulations to all at WISE on a fantastically successful conference and awards. Both events highlighted the huge achievements of women in science and engineering while also illuminating the substantial barriers that prevent more women from entering and enriching these fields."
Catherine Mayer, Women’s Equality Party
"I am happy to see such great success and was impressed at the conference that there were so many young women in attendance!"
Dr Sandra Magnus, American Engineer and NASA Astronaut
"I just want to say huge congratulations on the entire event last week. It all went really well and it's one of the only conferences I've been to that has stuck to its timings! I'm very impressed."
Jennifer Walsh-O'Donovan, Winner of the WISE Hero Award
“Just wanted to congratulate you on a brilliant conference and awards ceremony. You moved mountains and the whole thing was a triumph.”
Caroline le Fevre, Lefevre Media
"Congratulations on the highly energetic event on Thursday, I very much enjoyed it!"
Alexandra Milsom, NHS ENGLAND