Forward Ladies is a global platform which connects women to opportunities, networks, businesses and expertise that empowers them. Forward Ladies have now announced the shortlist for the 2017 National Awards, sponsored by HSBC; bringing together start-ups, multi-million-pound businesses, academics and international business leaders. 

We are thrilled to announce that Interactive Scientific’s CEO, Dr Becky Sage, is one of the leaders shortlisted for London and The South region, for the work that she does, with the Interactive Scientific team to apply science and technology to the creation of our product, Nano Simbox and for her endeavour to develop more inclusive science learning and research environments. Becky will be competing in the new STEM Rising Star category, one of 12 award categories. 

Dr Becky Sage commented “it is an unexpected honour to have been nominated for the Forward Ladies Awards 2017, and a privilege to be alongside so many talented business leaders and entrepreneurs. Now more than ever, it is important that we pave the way for the next generation of young women to engage with STEM, and allow them to go confidently with their passions.” 

The regional finals will take place on Friday 15th September, and the winners from all regional finals will then be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December. 

Forward Ladies Managing Director, Griselda Togobo commented that: “This has been a fantastic year for women and now it’s time to change gear and focus on the support needed to nurture talent regardless of gender, sector or region. The award categories are a reflection not only of the types of businesses with which women are involved, but also those which showcase the underrepresented women working in traditionally male dominated fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Digital and Online industries.” 



Forward Ladies 

Forward Ladies has announced the shortlist for the 2017 National Awards, sponsored by HSBC; bringing together start-ups, multi-million-pound businesses, academics and international business leaders. For full details of the Forward Ladies Awards, please visit  

 Interactive Scientific 

Interactive Scientific Ltd (iSci) is a multi-award-winning company dedicated to the development of transformative, tactile digital and analogue experiences that explore the scientific world.  

Interactive Scientific’s primary product is Nano Simbox, a software platform that has been developed using rigorous molecular design simulations, sound pedagogy and intuitive design to make the invisible world of atoms and molecules visible for science learners. Nano Simbox connects our everyday observations with the scientific phenomena that no one can see, deepening the understanding of how our world is interconnected, and the scientific challenges that we face. Schools can sign up to Nano Simbox at ready for the Autumn term.  

 For more information please contact:   

Dr Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific –   

Liz Rabone, Marketing Executive, Interactive Scientific –