RisingWISE: An enterprise course by and for women - Application Deadline

RisingWISE is an established Oxbridge programme and network inspired by EnterpriseWISE: designed by women, for women. The programme Directors are Dr Shima Barakat, University of Cambridge and Dr Anne Miller, University of Oxford (for bios of all involved in the management of the programme please see the 'meet the team' section).

RisingWISE will run in a blended format (see the 'how, when and where' section for further information) and we are looking forward to welcoming our next cohort of women to this award-winning programme!

Women are being urged to pursue careers in STEM subjects, where they often excel, but face a huge disparity in achieving success and leadership roles.  RisingWISE has been developed to address this challenge, bringing together women early career researchers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to meet with women working in industry and commerce, who face similar challenges. Rather than existing in competition with each other, we have developed an innovative, collaborative programme with Cambridge, including working closely with industry to build mutual relationships, which aims to benefit STEM researcher women from both institutions, and all involved. Please see bios of our two founders below.

Feedback has been consistently high - with 100% of attendees saying they would recommend participating to a friend or colleague, and an overall rating of 9.5/10 for the whole experience. We won the MPLS Equality & Diversity Award and were also finalists in the University of Oxford Vice-Chancellors’ Diversity Awards 2020. Please see the ‘impact’ and ‘testimonial’ sections for further recommendations.  



We run the programme in a blended format and believe this enables an optimum balance between online and in-person. Exact timings will be provided when applications are open, but please check your diary for ALL the days below as you will be expected to attend the course in its' entirety:

1.5 days online - Friday 2 (midday - 17.30) and Saturday 3 February 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1 day online - Saturday 24 February 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1 day online - Saturday 9 March 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1.5 days/2nights in-person in Oxford - Friday 22 March (midday-19.00 after drinks) and Saturday 23 March 2024 (09.00 - 21.00 after full cohort dinner and drinks. See below note)


Application deadline 29/11/2023
Event type Programme
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