External initiatives support and networks
The WISE campaign aims to increase the gender balance in the UK’s STEM workforce, pushing the presence of female employees to 30% by 2020. Their services are designed to build and sustain the pipeline of female talent in STEM from classroom to boardroom, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth. People Like Me (ran by WISE) aims to support recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16.
The Women's Engineering Society is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development.
Forward Ladies work with business, creating innovative events and programmes designed to help women achieve their individual aspirations, which also helps companies to achieve much-needed diversity in leadership and the wider business community.
AFBE-UK promotes higher achievements in education and engineering particularly among people from black and minority ethnicity (BME) backgrounds. With a mission is to increase the number of BME Engineers who succeed professionally and support young people to explore a career in engineering.
Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into STEM.
Northern Voices is a six-month speaker training programme run by Tech North who hope to start addressing gender and regional imbalances at conferences and in media appearances, in turn making digital jobs a more attractive career for all.
The aim of Minorities in STEM is to create a network that can connect, support and showcase the individuals working and studying within STEM.
Skills 4 is working with WISE to open access to their Career Development and Returners programmes for women working in STEM roles in the advanced manufacturing, engineering and construction sector.
The Siemens Education SeeWomen project aims to inspire and motivate young girls to pursue STEM careers and challenge gender stereotypes.
External publications and opinion
A report, published in 2012, providing practical advice on what can be done by those who have a key interest in STEM to harness the full potential of women in science.
This project is investigating ways to remove barriers to entry, retention and progression within the scientific workforce. It focuses on gender, ethnicity, disability and socio-economic status.
Produced by the Equality Challenge Unit, this literature review aims to help higher education institutions to understand unconscious bias, and discover how to reduce its impact.
The Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) 2016 assessed the current experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in STEMM and academia. ECU have published further results of the ASSET 2016 survey in three new reports that focus on biosciences and medicine, engineering and physical sciences.
Visit ECU's YouTube channel to watch videos from the annual conference and from the Race Equality Charter team.
Learn more about the mandatory requirements of gender pay gap reporting with BUsiness in the Community Gender Pay Gap Toolkit.
Fully updated and revised from the 2010 guidance, the 2016 version is aimed at staff in higher education institutions across the UK and colleges in Scotland, who manage staff or support or teach students.
The report shares the results of research undertaken to understand the impact of eight award schemes aimed at advancing gender equality, including the Athena SWAN Charter, and their ability to stimulate gender equality and enact structural change in research institutions.
Equality Charity Units tenth annual statistical report presents high-level equality data to highlight national issues and support institutional benchmarking.
This toolkit will help you promote careers in and through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to young people with protected characteristics who are under-represented or disadvantaged in STEM-related learning and employment
Equality and diversity in research
Dedicated resources, case studies and stakeholder briefings to improve the understanding of equality and diversity issues amongst those who support and manage researchers within higher education institutions.
The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research.
This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the UK at an early stage of their research career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances, such as parenting or caring responsibilities or health issues. Female candidates are particularly invited to apply.
Daphne Jackson Fellowships help return scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to their careers after a break of two or more years.
Code First: Girls works with companies and with men and women directly, to help increase the number of women in tech. With the aim to teach 20,000 women to code by the end of 2020 on free and paid for courses.