Know an inspirational woman or girl working in technology, science or engineering?
Nominate them here for a WISE Award.
The WISE Awards celebrate the wide range of females working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and manufacturing) sectors. With a high demand for employees with a technical background, a career in science and technology offers interesting job roles and higher than average pay.
A lifelong passion for STEM starts young so the awards include the WISE Girl Award and the WISE Advisor Award which recognise those pupils and teachers who are inspiring the next generation to study and work in technical areas.
Saheefa Ishaq, from The Redmoor Academy, won the WISE Girl Award in 2013. She says “There are some young women out there who will not pursue careers they love, simply because they think it is a man’s profession. Wrong. Some of the best scientists and engineers in the world are women and it is so important not to let your gender affect your life choices - follow what you love.”
Kathryn Boulton-Pratt , Assistant Head of Science at Sheffield High School, who won the WISE Advisor Award, says “ To have my work recognised through the award was amazing. I have been approached by a number of people offering help and opportunities for my students and myself. This has been great as it’s usually me doing all the asking for things.”
Nominate your inspirational teacher or student via the WISE website. Deadline for nominations is 22 August 2014.