ABZWISE

About ABZWISE

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.  Time out to work on their career and professional aspirations.  As part of the October pilot ABZWISE, there were be presentations, discussions, activities, mentoring and networking opportunities throughout. 

ABZWISE is based on the highly successful model of EnterpriseWISE ran by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at the University of Cambridge. CfEL has, for many years, ran 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 the following reasons:

  • Stronger networks developed
  • Greater outreach
  • Deeper levels of support
  • Inspiring to new generations
  • Support science and technology business driven by female entrepreneurs.

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.  

We look forward to future events here at the University of Aberdeen.

Resources

Here you can access presentations given by our speakers at ABZWISE.

First weekend

EnterpriseWISE_2012_intro_by_Shima_Barakat.pdf

Learning_from_Inspirational_Models_by_Emily_Brady.pdf

Women_Leaders_or_Men_in_Skirts_by_Martha_Simpson.pdf

Networking_by_Mary_Helen_Dewar.pdf

Elevator_Pitch_by_Miranda_Weston_Smith.pdf

Second weekend

Deeper_Internet_Investigation_for_Business_Information_by_Carol_Loarridge.pdf

Organisations_from_reality_to_excellence_by_Lesley_Hetherington_and_Martha_Simpson.pdf

The_Challenge_of_Finance_for_Start-ups_by_Sheila_Ritchie_.pdf

Using_metors_and_advisors_by_Miranda_Weston_Smith.pdf