#GIRLCODE – Half Term 21st February

#GIRLCODE – Half Term 21st February

#GIRLCODE is a free coding class for girls aged 8-14 who want to learn to code in a fun and friendly environment.

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.

Know someone who wants to go?

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 2nd Mar 2019

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 2nd Mar 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?

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 1st Jun 2019

Watch Your Language Workshop – Sat 1st Jun 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?

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 – Weds 13th Nov 2019

Young Women into STEM Careers Fair – Weds 13th Nov 2019

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!

Tickets available from 1st September

Network with WISP – Weds 20th Mar 2019

Network with WISP – Weds 20th Mar 2019

Our quarterly networking events are the best way to make connections in the STEM community in Plymouth. Everyone is welcome, as long as you support gender equality in STEM. Expect guest speakers, genuine networking opportunities (even for those who are nervous), and a welcoming friendly atmosphere.

We are currently working behind the scenes to make these events as great as possible, so watch this space for details.

Network with us!

#GIRLCODE – Half Term May 2019

#GIRLCODE – Half Term May 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.

Watch this space for more information!

Network with WISP – Tues 25th Jun 2019

Network with WISP – Tues 25th Jun 2019

Our quarterly networking events are the best way to make connections in the STEM community in Plymouth. Everyone is welcome, as long as you support gender equality in STEM. Expect guest speakers, genuine networking opportunities (even for those who are nervous), and a welcoming friendly atmosphere.

We are currently working behind the scenes to make these events as great as possible, so watch this space for details.

Network with us!

Network with WISP – Tues 8th Oct 2019

Network with WISP – Tues 8th Oct 2019

Our quarterly networking events are the best way to make connections in the STEM community in Plymouth. Everyone is welcome, as long as you support gender equality in STEM. Expect guest speakers, genuine networking opportunities (even for those who are nervous), and a welcoming friendly atmosphere.

We are currently working behind the scenes to make these events as great as possible, so watch this space for details.

Network with 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!

Merry Quizmas! – Mon 25th Nov 2019

Merry Quizmas! – Mon 25th Nov 2019

Our final quarterly networking event of the year is a bit different – we will be celebrating the end of the year (a little bit early we know, but December is silly season!) with a quiz! As the 25th of November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we will also be fundraising for Refuge, a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Expect trivia, bad pun team names, prizes and fun – and all for a great cause!

Test your trivia knowledge!