Women Like Me relaunches for 2019-20

Only 12% of engineers in the UK are women. Is this enough? No, it’s really not – we have an engineering skills shortage as it is, and the low proportion of women in the workforce means that a whole pool of talent is going untapped. Girls need to be able to see engineering as for … Continue reading “Women Like Me relaunches for 2019-20”

The successes of Women Like Me 2018-2019

In 2018, Women Like Me launched at UWE as a tiered mentoring project for women in engineering. Delivered by Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, the project was a great success, engaging over 10,000 children with engineering outreach and significantly improving engineers’ confidence. Some findings of the first year’s project report are summarised here. … Continue reading “The successes of Women Like Me 2018-2019”

Women Like Me featured by Bristol Women’s Voice

Bristol Women’s Voice have featured our Women Like Me project, run by Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, on their blog. Bristol Women’s Voice is a powerful voice for women making women’s equality in Bristol a reality. They make sure that when key decisions are taken in the city women’s voices have been heard … Continue reading “Women Like Me featured by Bristol Women’s Voice”

Exploring the concept of Emotional Intelligence with Women Like Me

In our public event at Bristol and Bath Science Park today, as part of Women Like Me’s closing event for this round, we are exploring the concept of emotional intelligence with Caroline Morris of Wide Eyed Group Leadership Consultancy. Caroline recently wrote a great blog for us about Emotional Intelligence; read all about it here.

Women Like Me engineer takes part in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here

Our Women Like Me participant and Atkins engineer Charlene Chung took part in the I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here competition earlier this month, answering children’s questions about engineering in the ‘Milligram Zone’. I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is an online event where school students connect with engineers. It’s an … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer takes part in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here”

Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages another 1161 pupils for Leaders Award

Following a very successful online presentation for the Leaders Award in January by Rachel Kirkwood, graduate engineer at Peter Brett Associates and participant in our Women Like Me programme, she was invited back to deliver another! Rachel’s second presentation took place on Thursday 28th February 2019, reaching 1161 pupils in 10 schools across the UK. Before the presentation, Rachel gave a taster … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages another 1161 pupils for Leaders Award”

FREE event: Women Like Me – Boosting mentoring for women in STEM in the West of England

As our Royal Academy of Engineering funded project, Women Like Me, draws to a close for this year, we are hosting a celebration event at UWE Bristol: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 12-2 pm Bristol and Bath Science Park, main cafe entrance (NB this is a change of venue from the original listing) FREE Sign up … Continue reading “FREE event: Women Like Me – Boosting mentoring for women in STEM in the West of England”

Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood to return to Leaders Award

Back in January, Rachel Kirkwood, graduate engineer at Peter Brett Associates and participant in our Women Like Me programme, delivered a very successful online presentation for the Leaders Award. So much so, that she’s been asked to return and will give another presentation tomorrow, on Thursday 28th February 2019. In the video below, Rachel gives … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood to return to Leaders Award”

Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies reaches another 1000 pupils for the Leaders Award

Back in November, our Women Like Me participant Eleanor Davies presented to over 1300 children in on online ‘Meet an Engineer‘ session for the Leaders Award. Her talk was so successful and engaging that she was invited back, and presented again on 31st January. This time Eleanor reached 1042 children in six primary and one … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies reaches another 1000 pupils for the Leaders Award”

WISE and Women Like Me’s Sarah Behenna on the My Skills My Life launch

WISE Associate, WISE Bristol Hub founder and Women Like Me consultant Sarah Behenna has recently been involved in the development of the new WISE digital platform My Skills My Life. Aimed at encouraging 11-19 year old girls into STEM, My Skills My Life launched yesterday. Sarah tells us more about it in this guest post. … Continue reading “WISE and Women Like Me’s Sarah Behenna on the My Skills My Life launch”