This post has been written by Hina, 17 who attended our Meet the Stemettes panel event at NTT on 26th October. I was fortunate enough to attend the NTT panel event held in London during the October half-term. The event began with an introduction by David (Director of NTT) explaining what the company stands for, what it strives towards and how behind the hard work, there are incredible women involved. Then, we were introduced to the main part of the event, the panellists. The panellists were full of successful and striving women ranging from the ages of 17 and older. One of […]

This post has been written by Hadiyah, 16 who attended our Meet the Stemettes panel event at NTT on 26th October. During October half term, I attended a Stemettes event with NTT Europe at their headquarters in London. It stands for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and it is a Japanese company that has offices in over 110 cities. The event started off with a quick introduction to the women on the panel. It was full of incredible women such as Ella Willsmore, who was only 17 years old to Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe who founded her own beauty company, Premae. We […]

Sheffield is a beautiful city, and was well known in the 19th Century for it’s production of steel. On the morning of 27th October, it was glowing beautifully in the Sun and we knew it as the final stop on our 2017 #MonsterConfidence tour. My keynote yesterday at the Stemettes #MonsterConfidence event which welcomed girls doing #STEM from schools, universities and industry. 'The importance of networking and building an online presence' https://t.co/sxiDCC8TjP via @SlideShare — Sue Beckingham (@suebecks) October 28, 2017 Sue Beckingham, Principal Lecturer of Computing at Sheffield Hallam opened our day with a keynote on the importance of […]

Our only Irish stop on this year’s MonsterConfidence tour was in Dublin, at Engineers Ireland. It was, of course, ‘deadly’, and made it onto RTE Radio 1 Drivetime (2h10). Fabulous young ladies at #MonsterConfidence today in @EngineerIreland with the @Stemettes and STEM power ladies of Ireland. #ShineTheory https://t.co/2rs1DZfVZF — Rhona Togher (@rhonatogher) October 23, 2017 All good days start with a cuppa and this was no different. After a generous round our opening keynote was Rhona Togher, CEO of Restored Hearing. She spoke about her journey to founding her startup, which began with winning the BT Young Scientist competition. She […]

We went big at #MonsterConfidence London – with over 250 attendees from across the capital. The day was as busy as it was fun from the start, with schools queuing up at the registration desk. School groups from East, West, North, South and…Cologne! You could feel the excitement from the very first student that arrived. Harris Academy Bermondsey wrote about the day on their blog. Just arrived at @HereEast for the @Stemettes #monsterconfidence. It's buzzing with enthusiastic young women considering a career in STEM pic.twitter.com/MFdC0fVzDR — Ella Schofield (@EllaNancyFay) October 19, 2017 Hosted at Plexal – which is part of Here […]

What comes after #MonsterConfidence Edinburgh? #MonsterConfidence Southampton – and what a wonderful event it was. It even made it onto the news! The Stemtastic @SusanBowenUK from @CogecoPeer1 talking #MonsterConfidence #techtalent #milleniumBug @Stemettes #RoleModel pic.twitter.com/chdJ5c9Esc — Monster Buzz (@Monster_Buzz) October 11, 2017 Southampton Solent University’s Spark Building was our stunning venue and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there. The day opened with Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Cogeco Peer 1 as our keynote speaker. Susan was inspiring and really showed us that the sky’s the limit for women in STEM. ⚡️ lightning talk time […]

#MonsterConfidence has returned in full force, and our first stop was of the tour was Edinburgh, hosted by Heriot-Watt University. And what a comeback! Good morning #Edinburgh!! Let the first leg of the #MonsterConfidence tour begin! @Monster_UK @Monster_Buzz #Scotland pic.twitter.com/Wk5QvT6DoC — Stemettes 💙 ★ # + (@Stemettes) October 6, 2017 Team Stemette were really excited to welcome all the girls in Edinburgh. Already knowing how amazing the day would be, we were looking forward to sharing our excitement with all the girls who has not experienced #MonsterConfidence before. The girls were a bit unsure of what to expect and hesitant. […]

What’s more fun than using apps? Making your own. Over the weekend of 9th & 10th September 2017 we descended on Cornerstone OnDemand’s central London offices for an app hackathon – Cornerstone App Hackathon. Lorraine, 9, said: I was really looking forward to my fourth Stemette event because I was actually going to build my own app. It was at Cornerstone’s offices in London and I was sooo excited I just couldn’t wait to get there as we had travelled in from Essex. I recognised a lot of people from the last Hackathon and couldn’t stop smiling. I got to […]

This originally appeared in the FutureScot supplement of the Times on March 23rd. A PDF version is available here. A full gallery of images is up on our Flickr. Technology strikes fear into the hearts of many, and is successfully avoided by very few. More recently, the acronym ‘STEM’, which encompasses the wider family of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fields, has gained popularity. It’s a big theme across Scottish schools, colleges and government priorities. Scotland has a rich heritage in STEM, innovation and inventiveness. Everyone knows that their favourite device, the phone, was invented here and it’s one on […]

This post has been written by Jessica, 16 who attended our #BeepBoopForChange Hackathon on 4th March, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. It was hosted by Stemettes partner, Salesforce.org . On the 5th March 2017, my life changed. I found a new career path, new friends, a lifelong experience. In full closure I can officially say that recalling the events in which happened that day have opened my eyes to new possibilities in the STEM areas. Me alongside my sister and some amazing bright sparks managed to solve riddles, complicated math questions, answering questions about Mendeleev’s wonderful periodic table […]