Honeywell UK supports women in STEM - classroom to boardroom

Honeywell UK supports women in STEM - classroom to boardroom

 October 04, 2019

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At the core of teaching the next generation of Futureshapers to dream and build, are science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Honeywell UK is going further to drive female representation in STEM and build a more diverse pipeline of doers and thinkers.

In a new partnership with the community interest company WISE, Honeywell UK will help improve the recruitment, retention, and progression of women in STEM. WISE enables and energizes people in business, industry and education to increase the participation and success of women in STEM. Their programs get girls inspired and excited about studying STEM and considering it as a career, and they also support women who already work in the industry.

Making real change happen

“We’re really excited about this partnership – we chose WISE because we know they make a real difference in improving the gender balance in STEM,” says Sharon Oliver, HR Country Leader, Northern Europe. “To make real change happen, it’s important to stimulate interest in STEM at an early age.”

This partnership will help Honeywell UK work with more schools and colleges to get young women and girls thinking more about STEM. Ultimately it will help get more women involved in the industry and bring more female apprentices onboard.

Promoting and advancing advance STEM education for women

“This is a unique opportunity for Honeywell to promote and advance STEM education for women and ultimately attract them to a career in science or engineering,” said Neelam Chohan, Director, Inclusion and Diversity.

“It is an honor to join WISE and their robust network that empowers women to truly become Futureshapers ​​​​​​.”

The changing world of work

The nature of work and the skills needed are transforming at tremendous speed. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart devices will impact routine jobs that people previously held. Job roles will reflect this, with different skill sets needed and valued. So, WISE enables and energises people in business, industry and education to increase the participation, contribution and success of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Learn more about what WISE does, visit their website.


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