About

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 will run for the first time in 2018.

Ingenious & Enterprising Women Scotland 2018 will include five networking events in five Scottish cities, in addition to three residential weekends. The networking events are open to all and will be held between February and April 2018 in Aberdeen, Stirling, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These are open to anyone who would like to attend and further information can be found on our upcoming events page.

The residential weekends will be open for applications in February 2018. There are 30 places available and we expect participants to attend all three weekends (due to the limited number of places available, preference will be given to those who can attend all three weekends).

We hope that you can join us! 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.”

“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.”