CamAWiSE workshops return for 2015


WISE UP 2015 will focus on some of the softer skills we all need to develop in order to succeed at work. Job-related expertise is essential in any career, STEM-related or otherwise.


However, over the last 20 to 30 years, an understanding has grown that perhaps soft skills may ultimately be more important in determining levels of success.

As an introduction to some of these highly transferable skills, CamAWiSE is offering sessions on unconscious bias, communication skills, building your confidence and being a great team player. The workshops will be interactive and engaging, giving everyone the chance to be an active participant. CamAWiSE hopes all attendees will leave each session with valuable tips and tricks relevant to their own situation. Those who attended the last WISE UP series said they valued being part of a group, meeting the same group of people each time.

  • 14 April: Unconscious bias: how do our perceptions and beliefs shape our view of ourselves and others?
    Facilitated by Linda Cockburn
    This will cover:
    • The psychological factors that form unconscious bias
    • The effects on our work and lives
    • What we can do to counter negative effects.
  • 16 June:– The secrets of high-performing teams
    Facilitated by Linda Cockburn
    Whether you’re a team member or a team leader, this session offers insight into what makes the difference to a team. To be considered:
    • The qualities of communication that offer maximum impact
    • Strategies for boosting performance and satisfaction among your colleagues.
  • 15 September: Thrive at work: discover how to feel confident and valued
    Facilitated by Nina Cooke
    In this session, you’ll gain tips on how to:
    • Clear the inner blocks and insecurities that are holding you back from thriving at work
    • Know you have plenty to offer and that your skills are valuable
    • Feel confident to speak up for yourself and ask for what you want.
  • October (date and details tbc): Communication skills
    Facilitated by Tennie Videler and Janine Wilkinson

All workshops will be held at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, 8-10 pm.

Costs are as follows (booking for September/October workshops will open later):

One workshop: members £12, non-members £18
Both workshops: members £20, non-members £30


To read more information, click here.

Cambridge AWiSE is a regional network for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) in both industry and academia. It supports recruitment, retention, promotion and return to a STEMM career after a break. We bring together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information, and inspiration. We provide regular workshops, training, talks, networking opportunities and information through our website and newsletter.

Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE)