The activities we originally envisaged have been strongly endorsed by the results of the national survey, which also reported an additional desire to support the participation of girls in SET, both employed and self-employed.

Subject to finding funding, these might include a national conference and regional/local networking meetings to build the face to face community, at a variety of venues on a range of matters of interest to members. If there is sufficient interest, special interest groups will be formed on specific topics as well.

Online discussion fora will allow geographically-dispersed members to ensure their voice is heard.The network also aims to increase mentoring activities, provide information, resources, articles, interviews and podcasts to support, guide and inspire SETwomen. We are also keen to provide and increase access to high quality, top-value learning for those women who want to increase their skills – for example, in leadership, personal development, or enterprise training.

In the meantime, we’re pleased to support the work of the European Centre for Women in Technology, one of ten emerging networks around the world who share the same aims.