WISE and Amazon link up to boost numbers of women in innovation economy

WISE, the campaign for gender balance in science, technology & engineering, have joined up with Amazon to launch a new consultation aimed at creating a roadmap for increasing the number of women working in the innovation economy.

Women In Technology

 

The consultation, also supported by the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, will be used as the basis for a Women in Innovation report to help better understand:

  • How and why women in innovation arrive at their careers
  • Monetise the contribution women are making to innovation in technology and the benefits it brings to business and the wider economy
  • Understand the motivation, drivers and sources of career inspiration amongst women innovating in tech
  • Identify key life-stage moments for women considering starting and/or leaving a career in innovation and how they navigated these challenges
  • Evaluate the impact of current policy initiatives on diversity in STEM industries and highlight where these can be strengthened
  • Explore how the language of innovation can be used to inspire women’s involvement in science, engineering and technology.

Roadmap to increasing diversity

The report aims to provide a roadmap for policymakers and companies across the UK to increase diversity in tech and develop the next generation of female tech leaders.

Women in STEM-focused careers are being invited to tell their story and contribute to the final Women in Innovation report – from those starting out in their careers to women in senior STEM-focused roles. The Women in Innovation report will be published early next year.

The report’s recommendations will be supported and overseen by a newly created Women in Innovation Advisory Committee, made up of senior leaders from across industry.



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