We pledge to introduce more female role models in STEMM outside of academia and host cross-campus events.
WISE@QMUL’s mission as a society is to raise awareness of gender biases in the STEMM sectors and to give women the confidence and supportive network to pursue top leadership roles in both academia and industry.
We believe this discussion should not remain closed within QMUL so we are opening our free membership to all interested parties from academia and industry. Of course, men as well as women are welcome to join us.
Our two key goals for 2014 are to:
(i) introduce female role models in STEMM outside of academia to highlight the diversity of career paths open to women with STEMM training; and
(ii) build links to WISE groups at other institutions and companies in the region in order for us to host successful cross-campus events.
We have an exciting line-up of guest speakers at our events this semester, including:
- Prof Tom Welton, who led the Imperial College Department of Chemistry to an Athena SWAN Gold Award
- Two female (bio)tech start-up founders
- Victoria Murphy from Sense About Science
Full details will be released shortly, so sign up for our free membership to be the first to receive the latest news. And don’t forget to follow us on twitter too: @WISEQMUL.
If you have links to a local WISE group and would like to collaborate with WISE@QMUL please get in touch via our contact form. We are open to all suggestions for events and sponsorship.
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