Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 7th Sept 2019

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 7th Sept 2019

Why language matters for gender equality (generally and for your business)? The aim of this workshop is to empower SMEs to recruit/attract more women to their companies or events, by ensuring they are not unconsciously sending out the wrong signals.

This workshop is facilitated by Dr Lorna Dallas, Chair of WISP, in partnership with MESH, a local Communiversity and Projects Incubator. Don’t miss out and book your place!

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand that language can be a powerful barrier to women’s engagement with events, activities or jobs and give some examples of this.
  • Recognise the importance of using both verbs and adjectives when describing events, activities or jobs.
  • Recognise non-inclusive words in copy and come up with better alternatives.
  • Understand what imposter syndrome is and what effect it has on the impact of advertising.
  • Recognise sexist language and thus be empowered to stop it.

Find out more about the awesome work MESH do here.

Want to make your language more inclusive?

Young Women into STEM Careers Fair – DATE TBC

Young Women into STEM Careers Fair – DATE TBC

Young Women into STEM is a unique careers fair – it is for young people (and their family) to come along and learn about the endless possibilities of a career or job in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths.

Arrangements are currently being made to repeat the event for its 4th year in 2019, so watch this space!

#GIRLCODE – Summer 22nd August 2019

#GIRLCODE – Summer 22nd August 2019

#GIRLCODE is a free coding class for girls aged 8-14 who want to learn to code in a fun and friendly environment. We are aiming to run these workshops in the February, May and October half terms, depending on demand. So please watch this space!

Run by tech industry professionals, the easy and interactive session will provide hands-on experience of programming using the BBC micro:bit.

“micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun!” https://microbit.org/

All equipment will be provided, and no prior experience is needed.

#GIRLCODE aims to encourage girls in the Plymouth area to consider careers in technology and software development.

Places are limited.

#GIRLCODE is supported by ElixelBabbleVualto, and Women in STEM Plymouth.

Come join us!

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 2nd Nov 2019

Why language matters for gender equality (generally and for your business)? The aim of this workshop is to empower SMEs to recruit/attract more women to their companies or events, by ensuring they are not unconsciously sending out the wrong signals.

This workshop is facilitated by Dr Lorna Dallas, Chair of WISP, in partnership with MESH, a local Communiversity and Projects Incubator. Don’t miss out and book your place!

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Understand that language can be a powerful barrier to women’s engagement with events, activities or jobs and give some examples of this.
  • Recognise the importance of using both verbs and adjectives when describing events, activities or jobs.
  • Recognise non-inclusive words in copy and come up with better alternatives.
  • Understand what imposter syndrome is and what effect it has on the impact of advertising.
  • Recognise sexist language and thus be empowered to stop it.

Find out more about the awesome work MESH do here.

Want to make your language more inclusive?

NMA Lates Wonder Women – Weds 6th Nov 2019

NMA Lates Wonder Women – Weds 6th Nov 2019

Following on from a successful first event in 2018, WISP is partnering with the National Marine Aquarium – one of Plymouth’s most famous STEM institutions – to present another ‘NMA Lates’ event. The event will celebrate the fantastic work of women in STEM in Plymouth, along with an opportunity to take in the fantastic aquarium scenery after hours.

Watch this space for more information and ticket booking later in the year.

Find out more about last year's event!