WISE Conference 2016 in partnership with Network Rail
£57.90 – £64.19
WISE Conference 2016 in partnership with Network Rail

WISE Conference 2016 in partnership with Network Rail

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IET London: Savoy Place

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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

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
  • Managers
  • 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.

Conference Agenda


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


Lightning Talks:

  • 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


Headline session
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!

Awards categories and nominations

Awards sponsorship

Awards tickets

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

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