Ingenious & Enterprising Women* is a programme which empowers women in STEM roles to take control of their professional development and careers. It was founded by Janet Wilkinson and Sara Shinton and the programme 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 ran for the first time in 2018.
Ingenious & Enterprising Women Scotland 2018 included five networking events in five Scottish cities, in addition to three residential weekends. The networking events are open to all more events will be occurring soon. These are open to anyone who would like to attend and further information can be found on our upcoming events page. At present, we do not have any plans to run the weekend programme but this may change in the future.
These are some of the comments from our previous participants:
“The course was excellent and well worthwhile. It has made a huge difference to my self-confidence and my career aspirations and given me the confidence to recognise my potential and consider more ambitious careers than I would have done prior to the course.”
“This is easily the most enjoyable, the most empowering and the most effective course I’ve ever been on. I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of this.”
“I have the feeling that the Ingenious Women course was a starting point for me for a great adventure in life and career. I would strongly encourage all women in research to attend it.”
“Having time to think, reflect and chat about important issues relating to my working life and relationships, guided by helpful activities with a group of really interesting and confident women.”
*We have an inclusive definition of women: trans, intersex, cis, non-binary, agender and gender variant people.