Our second annual Winter Networking Event

The Wisdom group held its second annual Winter Networking Event on 15th December. After an introduction from Professor Keith Mayes (Head of our School of Mathematics and Information Security), delegates enjoyed three talks from a range of speakers. We also took the opportunity to present a gift to the Wisdom founders Thyla and Sheila to thank them for all their hard work for the group!

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WISDOM shortlisted for the TechWomen50 Awards

We’re very excited to announce that the WISDOM group has been shortlisted for the TechWomen50 Awards in the Network category! Big thanks to everyone who supported us in the first round of judging – keep your fingers crossed for the next round!

You can read more about the awards here.

And please do check out our page on the awards website if you haven’t already. You can find it here.

Some tips on the recruitment and selection process

Moss-Racusin et al (2012) carried out an experiment in 2012 designed to tease out biases held by academic staff in science faculties. Findings clearly demonstrated that predispositions and preconceptions exist, and that they constitute the precursor to gender disparity in science subjects.

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Driving Innovation Through Diversity

Could becoming an entrepreneur be a route for more women to enter the cyber security sector? The WISDOM group, together with HutZero, an early stage accelerator programme, considered this issue and other strategies to promote women in tech at our recent co-hosted event ‘Driving Innovation through Diversity’ at Winton Group, London.

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WISDOM’s London Universities Women in STEM Day

On June 1st 2017, WISDOM’s London Universities Women in STEM Day was held at the London Mathematical Society in Russell Square, London . The event aimed to connect groups and individuals in London working towards the goal of promoting women in STEM, with interesting speakers from both academia and industry. (Speaker biographies can be seen here.) The event aimed to act as a forum to share ideas, to discuss hurdles and to network; we hoped each attendee would leave with some new ideas they could implement in their workplace and some new contacts.

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