Women in STEM WISE AND GIST CAMPAIGNS

WISE enables stakeholders in business, industry professionals and people teaching in education to increase the levels of participation, contribution and individual and group successes within the women of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (or commonly known as STEM). Members such as this in the WISE campaign inspire girls to choose fundamental subjects such as Maths, Physics and Computing; alongside this, WISE helps businesses to attract, develop and encourage female talent within their organisations.

Our Mission - Gender balance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, from the classroom to the boardroom

As part of a campaign specifically targeting women in, training in, or educating themselves for engineering, they released this image to prove the sheer extent of a career in engineering.

The diagram above, also released by WISE, demonstrates the percentages of those (both male and female) who took a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths related subject at each different level of formally graded education.

So in essence, WISE is a developmental company, seeking to simply to grow the promise of young women participating in the affluent and ever-prosperous world of the multiple STEM employment sectors.

GIST is an extracurricular, enrichment scheme being run at a middle school in Tarzana, California, essentially aiming to expose female students to the potential career paths to be found in the STEM sectors, to encourage them to participate in other external STEM orientated activities and to motivate them to pursue vocational studies in such areas.

They believe in their practical approach to this scheme, promoting hands on activities, allowing for a more independent learning environment in which girls can thrive, explore and experience science and technology.

Additionally, professionals in STEM sectors are invited to connect the girls with the 'real world' futures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. They also, obviously, create a more personal experience as they act as mentors for the students.

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