We run regular UK wide careers events for students and graduates studying STEM subjects who identify as women. Attendees will network with top graduate employers, hear inspirational talks from female role models and plenty more...
We have two upcoming events in early 2019. They will be held in Birmingham and London.
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Graduate Data Scientist / Software Developer
Graduate Data Scientist / Software Engineer We are looking for top STEM graduates and postgraduates to join our data science and analytics consultancy. You will use and develop a range of skills to create and deliver innovative solutions that truly make a difference in the world. Tessella is the Analytics World Class Centre of the Altran Group. We are scientists and engineers who enjoy solving the real-world technical challenges faced by industry-leading companies at the forefront of science and technology. We find new ways to unlock the value held within data, enabling better-informed business decisions. The Role You will help our clients solve a variety of science and engineering problems. Projects can span a range of activities and your responsibilities will include: Combining domain knowledge and technical skills to understand and solve the complex challenges facing our clients. Using data science, analytics and a variety of analytical, statistical or machine learning techniques to interpret client data, helping them to make better-informed business decisions. Designing and developing custom software solutions or tools (e.g. visualisation). Building strong relationships, communicating and collaborating with clients and colleagues. Our projects are exciting and rewarding and provide plenty of opportunities to learn and develop. They can be based either on client sites or in Tessella offices, so you will be expected to undertake regular travel, usually no more than one hour from your base office. You will be assigned to projects based on your existing skills and experience, but you will also learn new domains and technologies and apply innovative thinking and transferable skills to solve new challenges. Requirements We are looking for enthusiastic graduates and postgraduates, with a passion for problem solving, to join us. During your career at Tessella, you will learn and develop your skills, but before you join us you should have: BSc (min 2.1), MSc or PhD in science, mathematics or engineering. We recruit scientists, mathematicians and engineers because they have the domain knowledge required to understand our clients’ industry-related challenges. The ability to interpret complex data using a variety of analytical, statistical or machine learning techniques. Software underpins many of the solutions we provide, so you need to have some programming skills. We do not expect you to be an expert, but a good grounding in one of our core languages is required: Java, Python, C, C#, C++, R, Matlab. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to explain complex concepts to clients and colleagues from all backgrounds. The eagerness and capacity to quickly learn new domains and technologies. About Tessella Our work is at the cutting-edge of high-tech R&D and our projects are varied and rewarding. For example, in pharmaceutical companies we solve computational problems for chemists at the early stages of drug discovery and development, ultimately getting drugs to market faster. We help consumer goods companies model and simulate new product ideas and perform data analysis to improve their processes. We also support oil and gas engineers with the computational challenges of exploration and production, from reservoir modelling to writing control systems. In space and defence, we have written algorithms and solved complex mathematical problems to control satellites and radar systems. For more information about exciting careers at Tessella, visit https://jobs.tessella.com/
Supply Chain Management Internship Programme
Take on mission-critical challenges. Help to deliver the very latest initiatives. Pioneer ground-breaking innovations. These are the opportunities open to you when you join our Supply Chain Management internship. An internship is a great way to get an insight into Rolls-Royce – and what it takes to do well here. You’ll discover how we deliver our customers’ engines and spare parts on time and at an optimal cost. It’s complex work. And it takes an ever-evolving chain of people, processes and suppliers across the globe, all working together seamlessly and intelligently. The programme Learning from the best in our business, you’ll take on real-life assignments. Over 12 months, you’ll get practical experience by undertaking placements in areas like resource management, physical logistics, supply chain design and inventory. You’ll be encouraged to really stretch yourself and ask questions of every team you work with. We have a wealth of expertise here and, because your development will be in your hands, it will be down to you to delve into it. Show the curiosity, eagerness to learn and innovative spark we’re looking for, and you could go on to join our graduate programme – a fantastic start to a career with one of the world’s most prestigious global companies. What you’ll do On this extended internship, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how Supply Chain Management works with different areas of our international businesses to deliver our parts and products. You could find yourself learning how to forecast and plan in a Master Scheduler role before moving on to managing how we plan and control the global supply of turbine castings. You might also make cost and time savings by looking at new ways to store and manage inventory, or you could simplify and standardise our logistics processes. The scope of what you’ll do is vast, as is the scope of what you’ll learn. What you’ll need We’re looking for data-orientated, analytical people with good attention to detail and a logical approach. We’ll want to hear your ideas about how we can do things even better, so you’ll need strong communication skills developed through well-rounded life experience – academically, socially and in any previous work situations. You should also be on course to achieve at least a 2:1 degree, or a comparable qualification. Flexibility is important too, as you could be based at any of our UK sites. What you’ll get £17,850 pa (pro rata) Learn from experts The chance to join our graduate programme if you perform well Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities Who we are Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.
Health & Safety Graduate Development Programme
United Kingdom £28,500 pa + £2,000 joining bonus
Health & Safety Graduate Development Programme £28,500 pa + £2,000 joining bonus We strive for excellence in everything we do – and Health & Safety is no exception. By delivering excellence here, we can empower every team to perform at its very best, and we can ensure that our operations and activities are as robust and reliable as they can possibly be. Join our Health & Safety Graduate Development Programme, and you’ll help to achieve two core goals. First, a safe and healthy work environment with no injuries, no work-related ill health and no environmental incidents. Second, the prevention or minimisation of any health, safety or environmental impact from our activities, products and services. It’s vital, global work – we aim to earn the confidence of customers, shareholders and society at large and, as a responsible business, to contribute to broader economic and social sustainability. Join us here, and you’ll have huge scope to contribute to real health and safety projects and to share your ideas about how we can deliver support and services to help our people, sites and the company excel with world-class levels of HS&E management and performance. The programme As a graduate on our Health & Safety Graduate Development Programme, you’ll complete three six-month placements to build your knowledge and experience. It’s all about giving you an immersive, hands-on experience. We’ll make sure you have the first-class training and support you need to become a health and safety technical specialist, and you’ll learn from some of the most respected and highly qualified professionals in the field. What you’ll do You’ll spend time working with health and safety colleagues both in our central teams and out on site – there might even be an opportunity to travel to some of our overseas locations. It could be that you’re supporting our Civil Aerospace business, implementing corporate safety standards, conducting risk assessments, organising training, and developing local audits and assurance programmes. Or in the central team, you could help to improve our safety programmes and standards before communicating the changes to the global business. Out on site, you’ll be able to see the different HS&E challenges first-hand, and project work will help you to grow your knowledge and technical expertise across a broad range of topics. As you develop, you’ll provide advice, assurance, consultancy and support to process or site managers. This is your chance to play a key role in ensuring we can continually achieve and exceed our exacting HS&E standards. What you’ll need We’re looking for graduates with a 2:1 in Health & Safety (or in a degree with related modules) and a demonstrable business aptitude. With industrial, factory or operational health and safety experience, you’ll be able to understand a process, identify, assess and manage the risks, and spot opportunities to drive improvements. You’ll be working towards becoming a technical health and safety specialist and leader, so across everything you do, you’ll bring courage, integrity and a flair for delivering results. Your strong relationship skills mean you know how to earn trust and inspire respect. Languages are highly desirable. What you’ll get Competitive salary Work towards professional membership of IOSH Bonus schemes A competitive pension Leisure facilities and numerous sports societies and social activities Who we are Whether we’re building the world’s most efficient large aero-engine or supporting NASA missions on the edge of space, Rolls-Royce is all about innovation. We invest £1 billion every year into research and development, and file more patents annually than any other company in the UK. Working at Rolls-Royce means being part of a global team of 50,000 bold, curious pioneers, creating cleaner, faster, more competitive power. It means looking to the future, and shaping the world we live in.
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Reflections on 2018
2018 was a truly memorable year for STEM Women and it seems like a good time to reflect. We had previous experience in sourcing female students and working with employers but had never ran an event before. This was about to change, and we made the decision to hire out The Transport for London Museum’s theatre for the first ever STEM Women Community event. When we sold all the exhibitor spaces, we knew that the event could work, provided we could attract enough attendees. We all recall waiting nervously on the morning on 20th February, as our event was about to begin. We were delighted, and relieved, when we saw that students were queuing outside the venue to gain entry! In truth our first venue was small and located in the centre of London, a great place to start from but we knew that we could grow. By the end of 2018 we had ran regional events in Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Birmingham. We ran a further three events in London, finishing with our largest ever event in The Science Museum. Seeing our keynote speakers take to the stage at the IMAX theatre was a special moment that showed just how far we had come in such a short space of time. Regardless of the venue size, every event that we ran was friendly, positive and full of energy. The networking sessions were the highlight of each event and we are very proud that many students met their future employers as a result. 117 employers exhibited at a STEM Women event in 2018, meeting over 1,450 female students. We witnessed some amazing keynote speakers and visited stunning venues. We have exciting plans for 2019, beginning with events in The Congress Centre, London, on February 20th and Birmingham IET on March 6th. Bookings are now open so contact us today if you would like to exhibit.
Event Blog: Birmingham Community Event 22nd October 2018
The first ever Birmingham STEM Women Community Event took place on October 22nd and was a fantastic occasion! 20 employers met with over 190 students and every seat was taken for our keynote and employer speeches. We welcomed students from local universities. Our free coaches from the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, Warwick University and Coventry University took attendees to the IET Building. Our event was sponsored by EY and they were joined on stage by Network Rail, Rolls Royce, PwC and BP for the employer talks. A further 15 employers exhibited (Redington, Acturis, Citi, Cap Gemini, Playground Games, JP Morgan, Instron, Kier Group, Capco, Genpact, Capital One, Kainos, Zonal and Willmott Dixon) and met with students during the networking sessions. Our keynote speaker, Kate Russell, inspired the attendees with her talk, exploring a variety of topics including imposter syndrome and unconscious bias. She later chaired a panel discussion where students had a chance to put their questions directly to the employers. The employers and students enjoyed a buffet lunch before networking throughout the afternoon. We are sure that this will result in a number of job offers, and we look forward to hearing the success stories over the next few months!The employers and students enjoyed a buffet lunch before networking throughout the afternoon. We are sure that this will result in a number of job offers, and we look forward to hearing the success stories over the next few months!
WINNERS! Women in Tech Awards
We were delighted to be announced as the winners of the 2018 Women in Tech Employer Awards! More informaiton about the awards can be found here: https://www.womenintech.co.uk/employer-awards
EVENT BLOG: Spring Community Events 2018
Our Spring events have drawn to a close for 2018 and we will be returning after the summer break for our Autumn events. Following the success of our February event, we ran two spring events were held at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on June 6th and The British Museum in London on June 12th. The Spring events saw over 400 talented women studying STEM subjects sign up to attend and meet with 25 outstanding employers. Our attendees enjoyed hearing keynote speeches from Dr. Pragya Agarwal and Jo-Wimble Groves. They also heard insightful employer talks from Amazon, Facebook, Automation Logic, KPMG, American Express and Just Eat. The networking sessions have proved incredibly popular and some students were fast tracked to assessment days and offered graduate roles! The ‘vibe’ of our events has been described as positive, refreshing, inspiring and electric. We’re collating feedback from our Spring events to make our Autumn events better than ever and we are reaching out even further by running events in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Dublin! The momentum of the STEM Women Community Events continues to grow, and we’re excited to see what the rest of 2018 holds. London Community Event: If you would like a copy of any event images or if you would like any images removed please email us at email@example.com.
Why Tech Employers should target STEM Subjects with a high number of Female Students…
Find The Candidates That Others Ignore One reason why employers fail to meet their gender targets is because they focus on a small pool of incredibly sought after female candidates. Each year companies find it harder to stand out from the crowd and when they do offer a candidate that impresses there is a strong chance that she won’t accept. Here at STEM Women we are keen to highlight the STEM courses that have a majority of female students (they do exist)! We often find that students from these courses have strong academic grades, the ability to analyse and process data effectively and great inter-personal skills. In short, they are ideal candidates for many positions and are well suited to technology roles but many don’t know it and employers don’t reach out to them! Encourage Applications Female students studying a majority female course are less likely to have friends and peers working in the Tech Sector. They may well assume that they need a coding language to work in IT, that their degree course isn’t relevant or that it is a male industry. Companies need to educate potential candidates before their job adverts are looked at. Employers can create case studies highlighting female employees from a non-IT related STEM course. The message will be even more powerful if the application process does not require a coding language or if they are able to provide a training workshop to help candidates through the assessment process. Overcome Counter Offers Employers who can encourage students from a Life Science course to consider a career in technology will gain an advantage over competitors. Those students are less likely to be targeted by competitors and so the risk of a counter offer declines. We’ve heard from many employers who have fallen short of their gender targets because the female candidates who they offered roles to were actively interviewing elsewhere and joined a rival firm. Create a “Target Courses” List There is a limit to the number of courses that each graduate recruitment team can target. Is it time that you reflected on the students that you are targeting and reached out to departments who can help you achieve your gender targets? A high level of data can help companies to focus on different subject areas and the above pie chart offers a starting point. The team at STEM Women has access to data that enables us to drill down and obtain further insight. We know how many female students there are at each university studying every course. By way of an example, the University of Manchester has 440 female chemistry students alone. We can work with employers, highlighting relevant courses that could be targeted. How STEM Women can help We can help create and outreach educational content so that students from various STEM disciplines become “aware” of your company brand and career opportunities. We have over 17,000 social followers and relationships with social “influencers” who share our educational content. Companies can also list their vacancies on our job board, www.stemgraduates.co.uk, which receives over 48% of its traffic from female visitors. Finally, we can provide employers with access to the data that they need to create their own “target course” list. To discuss the various options available please request a free, initial consultation. We would be happy to chat through your current hiring strategy and to suggest how you could attract more female applicants. Just call us on 0151 236 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Are The “Third Wave” To Bridge Diversity Gap
Women are the third wave of change sweeping over the construction industry. Here, Mabey Group CEO Juliette Stacey explores how the accelerating pace of transformation in the industry means that time has arrived for women to succeed in the sector. There has never been a better time to be a woman working in the construction industry. Having successfully developed an unenviable reputation for poor working practices and resistance to change, the sector is now beginning to improve, and quickly. That improvement is driven by the overwhelming economic need to drive productivity and efficiency into the built environment. Which is why now is a good time to be a woman working in construction. The necessary improvements can’t happen without construction’s men and women working in a better way, and together. I see three waves of change sweeping across the sector. Technology was the first wave to break, starting with digital engineering. The pace at which new technology is taken up has been accelerating fast. It took more than 70 years for landline telephones to reach maximum penetration, but less than 20 years for mobile phones to become ubiquitous. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is having a huge effect, changing how everyone in the supply chain works together. Offsite, modular construction is a reality. 3-D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence and smart infrastructure monitoring are all here. We can expect these to be mainstream by 2030. The impact of technology on construction is so fundamental that our future heroes of construction will no longer be found on site but behind a screen where they will be guiding everyone to get it right, first time, every time. The second wave concerns how the complex industry supply chain actually works together to get things done. Working practices have been so poor that it’s no wonder many skilled people chose not to return to our sector after the last recession, exacerbating to today’s skill shortage. Industry commentators are certain in their belief that the sector’s current business models are so broken that new ways of working will inevitably emerge. The impacts of technology and new business models are creating an environment that requires fresh thinking. Fresh thinking will make all the difference, and this is why I see women as the third, and most essential, wave of change. Bringing more women into our sector, and ensuring they progress into more senior positions, will be essential if construction is to transform into a better and stronger sector. Physical strength will matter less in a world where algorithms, artificial intelligence, modular installation and robotics take the strain. What matters more is the ability to increase productivity by thinking creatively and working collaboratively. Our sector is very special; it creates buildings and infrastructure that last more than a lifetime, that you can point at and say, “I helped build that”. There is now very little gender difference in the take-up of, and achievement in, core STEM GCSE subjects, and engineering graduates are second only to medics in securing full-time jobs and earning good salaries. Increasingly, the world is realising that diversity in any organisation is an essential ingredient of success. We know that companies work more productively, safely and efficiently if they are gender diverse. We have a long way to go though. The UK construction sector has amongst the worst ratio of men to women at 87:13. Also, the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe at less than 10%, and the proportion of young women studying engineering and physics has remained virtually static since 2012. But at least we have started the journey and in five years’ time our industry’s approach to efficiency, automation, digital engineering, collaboration, quality construction, appropriate risk transfer and real collaboration will be recognisably embedded. The image of our sector, as being traditional and slow moving, will change rapidly. We will look back at how things worked 2018 and wonder how it could ever have been so. Encouraging more women to come in to the sector, confident that they can flourish and grow, is how we will unlock potential and start to challenge the world’s best at construction. Never has there been a better time to be a woman working in construction, and it can only get better. This article is sourced from The Engineer.
EVENT BLOG: London 20th February 2018 Community Event
Our first Community Event, held at the London Transport Museum on the 20th February 2018, was a real success! The event attracted female students and graduates from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. Over 100 women from leading universities, including Imperial College London, Kings College London and UCL, attended. They met with graduate employers who were keen to demonstrate their commitment to gender diversity. We are delighted to announce that we will be running an even bigger London Event for June 2018 in the British Museum! We also have upcoming events in Glasgow in May 2018 and in Manchester in June 2018. Our STEM Women Events provide students and graduates with a chance to hear inspirational speakers, engaging panel discussions and to meet companies during employer networking sessions. You can watch the highlights from the February 2018 London Community Event below...
Useful Statistics: Women in STEM
The General Picture The number of women graduating in core STEM subjects has grown from 22,020 in 2015/2016 to 22 340 in 2016/2017. However, due to more rapid growth in the number of men graduating in these subject areas, the percentage of graduates who are women has dropped from 25% to 24%. Identifying the universities where STEM courses are well represented with female students will help employers target their recruitment campaigns and increase their diversity. We have the data and the experience to help employers create a university targeting plan, request a callback to find out more about this service. Subject Breakdowns In physical science the growth rate in the number of women graduates in physical science exceeded that of men. The number of women who graduated in Physical Sciences degrees grew from 7,505 in 2015/2016 to 8,020 in 2016/2017 and the percentage of graduates that were female overall grew from 40% in 2015/2016 to 41% in 2015/2017. In mathematical sciences the number of women graduates grew from 3,620 in 2015/2016 to 3,765 in 2016/17 however the percentage overall remained static at 39% for both years. In computer science the growth in the number of female graduates was far behind the growth in the number of male graduates (3.1% vs 9% respectively) and women represented just 15% of computer science graduates in 2016/2017 down from 16% in 2015/2016. For the third year in a row, women represent just 14% of engineering graduates and the number of engineering graduates has fallen from 4,480 to 4,700.The WISE campaign report, 'Core STEM Graduates 2017', has provided us with fresh figures concerning women studying at graduate level. You can explore the data for more subjects here.
Roma The Engineer!
Roma grew up in Ithaca and Mumbai and moved to London to complete her A-Levels in Design and Technology, Physics, Maths and Further Maths at North London Collegiate School. In 2004 she gained a BA in physics from the University of Oxford, and in 2005 an MSc in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London. Agrawal attributes her enthusiasm for engineering to her love of making (and breaking) things, cultivated by playing with Lego as a child. Agrawal attributes her entry into engineering to a summer placement at the Oxford Physics Department where she worked alongside engineers who were designing particle detectors at CERN. Our Keynote Speaker for our first ever London Community event was Roma Agrawal, also known as 'Roma the Engineer'! Roma is a chartered structural engineer based in London. She has worked on several major engineering projects including the Shard. She is also an acitive diversity campaigner, championing women in engineering. Roma grew up in Ithaca and Mumbai and moved to London to complete her A-Levels in Design and Technology, Physics, Maths and Further Maths at North London Collegiate School. In 2004 she gained a BA in physics from the University of Oxford, and in 2005 an MSc in Structural Engineering from Imperial College London. Agrawal attributes her enthusiasm for engineering to her love of making (and breaking) things, cultivated by playing with Lego as a child. Agrawal attributes her entry into engineering to a summer placement at the Oxford Physics Department where she worked alongside engineers who were designing particle detectors at CERN. In 2005 Agrawal joined WSP on a graduate program, becoming a chartered engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2011. She spent six years working on the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard, designing the foundations and the iconic spire. She describes the project as a career highlight: "I think projects like that only come once or twice in your career, so I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on this". The 1,016-foot (310 m) tall structure required a top-down construction methodology, which had never been done before on a building of this scale.The spire required modular construction that could be built and tested off-site, enabling quick and safe assembly at height in central London. Alongside the Shard, Agrawal worked on Crystal Palace Station and the Northumbria University Footbridge.She worked for WSP for ten years before joining Interserve as a Design Manager in November 2015 In May 2017 Agrawal joined AECOM as an Associate Director. In 2013, she was voted one of Management Today's Top 35 Women Under 35. Roma Agrawal is an advocate for a more diverse engineering workforce and alongside other initiatives has sat on the Diversity Panel of the Construction Industry Council. Agrawal raises awareness through social media, podcasts and interviews. After being a finalist herself in 2012 she was a keynote speaker at the IET's Young Women Engineer of the Year award ceremony in 2016, and is listed as one of the top Inspiring Women in Engineering by the Women's Engineering Society. You can visit Roma's website to find out more information here.
Student Recruitment Showcase 2018!
We really enjoyed attending this years' Student Recruitment Showcase 2018! It was an oppourtunity to see up to date market trends, hear the latest thinking in student recruitment and meet with even more inspirational employers.
Why Diversity Matters To Company Performance
New research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially. We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Our latest research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians. Companies in the bottom quartile in these dimensions are statistically less likely to achieve above-average returns. And diversity is probably a competitive differentiator that shifts market share toward more diverse companies over time. While correlation does not equal causation (greater gender and ethnic diversity in corporate leadership doesn’t automatically translate into more profit), the correlation does indicate that when companies commit themselves to diverse leadership, they are more successful. More diverse companies, we believe, are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns. This in turn suggests that other kinds of diversity—for example, in age, sexual orientation, and experience (such as a global mind-set and cultural fluency)—are also likely to bring some level of competitive advantage for companies that can attract and retain such diverse talent. McKinsey has been examining diversity in the workplace for several years. Our latest report, Diversity Matters, examined proprietary data sets for 366 public companies across a range of industries in Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this research, we looked at metrics such as financial results and the composition of top management and boards.The findings were clear: Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the bottom quartile both for gender and for ethnicity and race are statistically less likely to achieve above-average financial returns than the average companies in the data set (that is, bottom-quartile companies are lagging rather than merely not leading). In the United States, there is a linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and better financial performance: for every 10 percent increase in racial and ethnic diversity on the senior-executive team, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rise 0.8 percent. Racial and ethnic diversity has a stronger impact on financial performance in the United States than gender diversity, perhaps because earlier efforts to increase women’s representation in the top levels of business have already yielded positive results. In the United Kingdom, greater gender diversity on the senior-executive team corresponded to the highest performance uplift in our data set: for every 10 percent increase in gender diversity, EBIT rose by 3.5 percent. While certain industries perform better on gender diversity and other industries on ethnic and racial diversity, no industry or company is in the top quartile on both dimensions. The unequal performance of companies in the same industry and the same country implies that diversity is a competitive differentiator shifting market share toward more diverse companies. We’re not suggesting that achieving greater diversity is easy. Women—accounting for an average of just 16 percent of the members of executive teams in the United States, 12 percent in the United Kingdom, and 6 percent in Brazil—remain underrepresented at the top of corporations globally. The United Kingdom does comparatively better in racial diversity, albeit at a low level: some 78 percent of UK companies have senior-leadership teams that fail to reflect the demographic composition of the country’s labor force and population, compared with 91 percent for Brazil and 97 percent for the United States. These numbers underline the work that remains to be done, even as the case for greater diversity becomes more compelling. We live in a deeply connected and global world. It should come as no surprise that more diverse companies and institutions are achieving better performance. Most organizations, including McKinsey, must do more to take full advantage of the opportunity that diverse leadership teams represent. That’s particularly true for their talent pipelines: attracting, developing, mentoring, sponsoring, and retaining the next generations of global leaders at all levels of organizations. Given the higher returns that diversity is expected to bring, we believe it is better to invest now, since winners will pull further ahead and laggards will fall further behind. (This article is adapted from the report Diversity Matters (PDF–1,732KB), which was re-released in February 2015.) This post was written by and McKinsey &Company (a global management company) and features on their site here.
Which Universities Have The Most Female STEM Students And Why Does It Matter?
Using HESA data* we have ranked the top six UK universities according to the percentage of female students on their STEM courses. The results are useful for a variety of readers and will interest prospective students, hiring organisations and other universities. Employers The awareness of the gender gap in STEM careers continues to grow and companies are increasing their efforts to diversify their workforce. The data provided can enable companies to modify their campaigns and to target the female pool of sought after candidates. Pop up events, careers fair visits and advertising ROI can be improved through understanding which universities are the best at attracting and retaining STEM women. Students Whilst there is no shortage of females who succeed in STEM subjects in their school years, data shows they drop off the higher up the education ladder they go. Women looking to study a STEM subject at university may well use this data to choose a university where they will be part of a female community. Academia Universities should benchmark their courses and ensure that they are achieving a gender balanced intake for each subject. If they can present themselves as a diverse, inclusive institution then this will help attract future students and will improve their employer engagement. Our info-graphic shows that 48% of STEM students at the University of Reading are female, an outstanding achievement considering the various challenges facing the sector. How STEM Women can help We can help create and outreach engaging content so that students from various STEM disciplines become aware of your company brand and career opportunities. We have over 17,000 social followers and relationships with social influencers and university career services who share our educational content. Companies can also list their vacancies on our job board, www.stemgraduates.co.uk, which receives over 48% of its traffic from female visitors. Finally, we can provide employers with access to the data that they need to create their own “target university” list. Additionally, we use this data to ensure our own STEM Women Community Events are attended by highly sought after students and graduates. To discuss the various options available please request a free, initial consultation. We would be happy to chat through your current hiring strategy and to suggest how you could attract more female applicants. Just call us on 020 3687 1003 or email email@example.com. (*Only universities with 1000+ total STEM students have been included. Data is from HESA number of full time students studying specific principle subjects in 2015/2016. HESA services standard rounding methodology used.)
We've been shortlisted for the STEM Rising Star Award 2017!
We are really excited to have had our STEM Women Executive Sophie Chadwick shortlisted for the North West, Wales and Ireland Forward Ladies National Award in the STEM Rising Star Category! Forward Ladies has announced the shortlist for the 2017 National Awards, sponsored by HSBC; bringing together start-ups, multi-million pound businesses, academics and international business leaders in what promises to be an impactful event. The shortlisted applicants in each of the categories will be invited to attend the glittering regional final at The Lowry, Manchester on Friday 13th October. The winners from this, and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December. Edit: We had a fantastic time attending the awards ceremony! A great event supporting womens success!