Women Leaders UK

MKInnovates was set up in 2017 by the  Women Leaders UK charity as a mechanism to engage more girls and women into STEM. A format was decided by which exciting organisations in Milton Keynes and the surrounding region were invited to take an exhibition space in Middleton Hall CentreMK and showcase the types of jobs and courses girls and women seeking a new career could aspire to attain.

Over time we have expanded our reach to all students and all adults seeking a change of career, and especially targeting the underrepresented areas such as, females, BAME, those from less privileged areas, disabled, and neurodiverse.


Headline Sponsor

CityFibre is the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure and the builder of Gigabit Cities. With network projects in over 60 cities and construction underway to reach up to 8 million homes, CityFibre is future-proofing the UK.
NiftyliftOne of the largest manufacturers of mobile elevating work platforms in Europe
Founded in 1985 by Roger Bowden, Niftylift has grown to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of mobile elevated work platforms, with over 400 employees in the UK and USA, alongside a vast dealer network across over 40 countries worldwide
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.
We know the work we do has a huge impact on our local communities and wider society, so our vision is for our business to be as sustainable for people and the environment as it is for our shareholders.
CCL Solutions Group Ltd
CCL Solutions Group LtdTrusted Data Partner
CCL is dedicated to data - to discover, protect and transform it, to help reveal truth, manage risk and generate insight. Guided by the highest ethical and professional standards and most rigorous evidential handling processes, we are the go-to partner for agencies and organisations around the world.
Anglian Water
Anglian Water
At Anglian Water, we cover the largest geographical area in England and Wales. We employ 5,000 people and supply water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool.
MK Dons Sports and Education Trust
MK Dons Sports and Education TrustAn independent charity aligned to Milton Keynes Dons
MK Dons SET is an independent charity aligned to MK Dons using the brand of the club as one of its tools of engagement to improve the lives and experiences of its local community.
Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes CouncilGovernance body for the residents and businesses in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Council is the local authority of the Borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England.


University of Buckingham
University of BuckinghamUniversity in Buckinghamshire
Founded in 1976 and receiving its Royal Charter in 1983, the university is famous for traditional small-group Oxbridge-style teaching. Buckingham is the UK’s leading independent university.
Milton Keynes College
Milton Keynes CollegeTransforming lives through learning
Transforming lives through learning Milton Keynes College is proud to be an accessible institution open to all learners regardless of their background.
The Open University
The Open UniversityOpen to people, places, methods and
We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
Cranfield University
Cranfield UniversityCreating leaders in Technology and Management,
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

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