The following post is written by Katie, 13, who won a prize at our Food, Coding, Weekend event, part of which was a work experience tour at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Food, Coding, Weekend was a codeathon event run in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on 8 & 9 October 2016 with a ‘Food Waste’ theme to tie in with World Food Day. In October 2016, I attended the Stemettes Food, Coding, Weekend and had an amazing time. I made new friends and learnt Python. My team’s app, Beleaf, won the people’s choice prize – a lunch […]

Around Britain with a purple monster. One simple goal – give a dose of Monster Confidence to the UK’s young women in STEM. One simple method – Fun Free and Food. But how did it go in Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham and Cardiff?  What did the attendees think?  How did the partners and supporters get involved?  And what were the talking points afterwards? Here’s the inside story – and you better get ready for Monster Confidence 2017! 1. STEM skills are in high high high demand STEM careers are fab, rewarding and interesting.   That’s why so many organisations got involved in Monster Confidence […]

Sobelema, 19, is studying Computer Science at Queen Mary University and was an Outbox Executive on the Outbox Incubator in 2015. That time of year has come again to have young minds blown away by the possibilities that await them in STEM. This time STEMettes chose the theme of #RocketIntoSTEM by honouring Mary Jackson and the other women of NASA who made the moon landing of ’69 possible. Thankfully, these women are finally getting their chance in the (moon)light *pun intended* with the upcoming release of the film, Hidden Figures. Walking in to the stylish offices of Morgan Stanley I […]

Celeste, 11, attends City Academy and attended one of our ‘STEM in a Day’ school trips at EY in July 2016. She wrote a piece about her experience, including a poem! We entered the shining tall building, and as we entered, we saw everything so organised and clean, looking as professional as the visit was itself. The staff looked lovely and were too. We had to create our own apps to replace school, to get a taste of what they do at EY. National Grid’s ngLabs were also there on the day and told us about wonderful things they work […]

Stemettes was started after our cofounder Anne-Marie Imafidon visited Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the very first time in 2012. 3600 women, 3 days and 1 keynote later she felt inspired and began a movement. Such a formative experience is something she’s often spoken & written about – something she wishes more young women were able to experience. So with our partner Deutsche Bank we’ve worked on trying to establish regular trips to GHC as part of our more-than-mentoring Student to Stemette programme. Five young women went in 2014 as part of the pilot Student to Stemette […]

Leonie is a freelance chef and food writer, with a particular passion for building confidence in girls. At our Food, Coding, Weekend on 8th October hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, she was also a ‘hackathon first-timer’. Find her at www.curatedcakes.com or @gossbowl on Twitter. To a soundtrack of upbeat pop music, a stream of girls arrived at the ‘Food, Coding, Weekend’ hackathon last Saturday. The tone was set in signature Stemettes style: fun, informal and full of energy. At the centre of the buzz was, of course, founder Anne-Marie: she kicked things off with all the dynamism that makes […]

In 2015, Head Stemette Anne-Marie Imafidon was part of an InspireFest panel on the ‘next generation in tech’, in Dublin, to talk about the upcoming Outbox Incubator. In 2016, Outbox Incubator cofounder Mary Carty returned to the same stage with programme Alumni. Here some of them share their experience and what they’ve been up to since the programme. Niamh Scanlon, Founder of Recharge my eCar Since Outbox Incubator, I have been awarded EU Digital Girl of the Year 2015. This award is given to girls who have shown an interest in coding and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and are encouraging […]

The following post is written by 13-year-old Jamila Bihi, who attended Rise Hack with her sister Naima. Naima is an Outbox Incubator alumnus and founder of Modlyst – an online community for modest fashion. Rise Hack, hosted by Stemettes and sponsored by Rise London in partnership with Barclays, was held on 5-6 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.  When my sister first announced that I would be going to my first hackathon I was so excited that I barely got a wink of sleep for the following few nights. As the days flew past, I got more and more nervous. Finally Saturday […]

The following post is based on a speech given at Stemettes’ 3rd birthday celebrations by Yasmine Dankwah, who is currently a Student to Stemette (STS) sherpee. STS aims to inspire young women into STEM careers by connecting them with a woman in industry who actively mentors them over the course of four months. The programme is supported by Deutsche Bank.  I joined Stemettes because I was generally interested in technology – however, my school’s main focus was engineering and medicine so they did not cater for this area of STEM. For me, applying for Student to Stemette was an opportunity […]

This blog post has been written by Hannah Phillips, 20 who attended the event, is an Outbox Incubator alumnus. She is the founder of 4wardz and writes regularly on Hannahs Heartbeat. On Thursday 28 January, Stemettes spent a day working with 1,800 girls across the UK at simultaneous events in Manchester, London, Newcastle, Dublin and Edinburgh. I was lucky enough to help out and spent my time in Manchester, with two of the Stemettes girls. We travelled up on the Thursday afternoon and whilst I painted my nails, my co-workers reviewed their plan of action together (I was there for moral support). We […]