Family Learning – Girls and Women in STEM

Our Tuesday Family Learning event hosted by Mrs Baxter this week was visited by BAE Systems as part of the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign.

BAE Systems teamed up with the WISE campaign to help girls and women realise that a career in science, technology, engineering and maths really is for people like them. There is a growing challenge in finding talented engineers and scientists.

WISE aims to reduce the number of girls who are closing themselves off from fascinating and challenging careers by opting out of STEM subjects so early in their lives.

WISE has developed “People Like Me” which provides a revolutionary approach that uses girls’ natural tendency to create and articulate their self-identity with adjectives to help them see themselves working happily and successfully in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM).
Pupils were able to meet women who have found careers with BAE Systems that they love, and take away a personal analysis of where people “like you” may find exciting careers in any business.