In most countries around the world, women are still underrepresented in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields of study and professions. The available data indicates that for engineering, the gap is particularly wide. To help change this, we launched the Sulzer Scholarship for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) in 2019. 

Supporting female students in STEM

The scholarship program is open to female students in the STEM fields and offered in close collaboration with selected academic institutions. Apart from financial support, it also entails access to Sulzer coaches, learning and practice opportunities, visits to the local Sulzer facilities as well as access to local industrial events. 

Currently, the scholarship program extends to Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. We selected these countries because Sulzer has a strong industrial presence there and can support the students throughout their studies and beyond. Furthermore, except for China, the proportion of female engineers in these countries is relatively low. 

In 2023, we supported 25 female students, bringing the total number of WISE beneficiaries since the start of the program up to 61. 

The beginning of a career in engineering

With this scholarship, we aim to increase the participation of women in our industry and, ultimately, foster gender diversity in management positions. To this end, we maintain close contact with all beneficiaries and support them along their journey at Sulzer and beyond.

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