Women scientists urged to get ABZWISE

Women scientists urged to get ABZWISE

A special professional development opportunity is on offer this October for women researchers working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics either in academia or industry.

The aim of ABZWISE is to help women enhance their personal development by providing space to network, strengthen and develop new skills. 

The University has recently been awarded a bronze award in the Athena SWAN Charter scheme for its commitment in recognising and celebrating good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research. 

Workshops will span two weekends: 6-7 and 27-28 October, and there will be presentations, discussions, activities, mentoring and networking opportunities throughout, with opportunities to hear from other professional women working in Aberdeen, Cambridge and Europe.

ABZWISE is hosted by the Scottish Programme for Entrepreneurship team at the University of Aberdeen, and takes place in the Macrobert Building on the King’s College campus.

Organiser Victoria Chisholm, who is a Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University’s Business School and School of Education, said: “ABZWISE is an opportunity for women to enhance their personal professional development in a unique way, by providing space to network, strengthen and develop new skills. 

“ABZWISE is based on the highly successful model of EnterpriseWISE run by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at the University of Cambridge. CfEL has, for many years, run customised enterprise programmes for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and have found those programmes to be highly impactful and uniquely different from mixed gender enterprise programmes for many reasons.

“We want to bring these benefits to Scotland, the North East and the University of Aberdeen as part of a strategy to strengthen and extend the impact of women with STEM expertise, specialism and experience.”

To book a place at ABZWISE or for any queries, please contact Victoria Chisholm on v.chisholm@abdn.ac.uk

Spaces are limited, so please confirm attendance by 20 September. Please see the link for more information.