Ingenious Women is a programme that empowers women in STEM roles to take control of their professional development and careers. The programme was founded by Janet Wilkinson and Sara Shinton and it has run four times in previous years at the University of Edinburgh. Due to the success of the programme, it is now going national and Ingenious Women Scotland will run for the first time in 2018. The programme is open to all women working in STEM roles in Scotland, from any organisation.
The Ingenious Women Scotland programme has two sets of events:
- The three residential weekends: these run between April – June and are open to postdocs/industry women in STEM roles. There is an application process for these (deadline for applications is 15th March 2018) and they will be held in Croy; participants are expected to attend all three weekends.
- Networking events: There will be five of these short events held around the country (Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow) and they are open to all women in STEM to attend.
1) Ingenious Women Scotland 2018 Residential Weekend Programme – open for applications
Ingenious Women Scotland has a residential programme held over three weekends. These will be held in April, May and June 2018 (one weekend per month*) and the themes for each weekend are creativity, cash and control, respectively. Applications are open to postdocs/ women in industry/ other organisations working in STEM roles. Due to the high demand for places, we operate an application process which will be open from Monday, 12th February and will close at 5pm on 15th March.
*Please note this is a three part programme spread over three weekends and participants are expected to attend all three weekends.
20.04.18 – 22.04.18 Weekend 1 – Creativity
26.05.18 – 27.05.18 Weekend 2 – Cash
23.06.18 – 24.06.18: Weekend 3 – Control
Application deadline: 5pm, 15th March 2018
For further details about the programme and eligibility requirements, please see our website.
2) Ingenious Women Scotland 2018 Networking Events – open to all
In addition to the three residential weekends, the Ingenious Women Scotland programme will be running five short networking events around Scotland between February and April 2018. These are open to all to attend and require no application, please just register for any or all events you would like to attend. At these events you will have the opportunity to meet other women working in STEM roles from academia, industry and other organisations and we have an excellent list of inspiring speakers who will be talking about various aspects of their own STEM careers.
These will be held on the following dates:
15.02.18 Aberdeen (12pm – 2pm)
08.03.18 Dundee (TBC)
22.03.18 Stirling (3pm – 5pm)
28.03.18 Edinburgh (4pm – 6pm)
April Glasgow (date TBC)
For further details on speakers, venue and to register for any of the networking events, please see the Ingenious Women website: https://ingenious-women.com/upcoming-events
We hope to meet you there!