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Enterprising Women aims to encourage, inspire and support the participation of women STEM researchers in innovation and entrepreneurship, through a variety of events and programmes.

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RisingWISE: An enterprise course by and for women

RisingWISE is an established Oxbridge network inspired by EnterpriseWISE: designed by women, for women and delivered entirely by women. The programme Directors are Dr Shima Barakat, University of Cambridge and Dr Anne Miller, University of Oxford (for bios please see the 'programme aims and eligibility' section).


SeedWISE is an enterprise programme born out of the success and demand for our flagship enterprise programme for women postdocs; RisingWISE. Specifically aimed at women DPhil researchers, we have taken the core RisingWISE aims and tailored the course for women at this important stage in their careers.

Women in STEM networking event

We are pleased to announce that the Women in STEM Networking event will be run in-person this year! After a successful online event last year, we are looking forward to enabling the community to meet face-to-face. The event provides a chance to meet Oxford's Women in Science, Engineering and Maths societies, speak with inspiring women and find out more about the many University support networks available. To take part as a speaker at this exciting event, please see more information below!

Lunch and Learn events: Enterprising Women Podcasts

A series of talks by enterprising and successful women working in STEM

RisingWISE role-models, ambassadors and success stories

Our previous participants are inspiring in ways both big and small and we are proud to share some of their motivating profiles here. Many have made changes since completing the programme and are happy to share their stories to encourage more women working in STEM to step back and realise different pathways are open to them.

Resources and Opportunities

Whether you're an experienced STEM entrepreneur looking to help, or a complete novice looking to learn, you can stay up-to-date with the opportunities available for expanding your network, advice, materials, links to useful entrepreneurial and business networks and any other enterprise-related news. Want to suggest an addition?