After the success of Eat.Sleep.STEM.Repeat. earlier this year, we’ve been working on the next chapter in our Outbox Journey: our Stemillions STEM clubs. Inspiring young women is one thing. Empowering them to ‘be the change’ is another. It’s been a hard slog to create a streamlined way to do this in a way that makes sense for lots of types of young women. We’ve also been very keen to ensure that everyone involved still gets an authentic Stemette experience; complete with food & fun. This Summer, with our partners Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Salesforce we ran our […]

Working to inspire girls and young women into STEM is something we’ve been doing for 4 years now. Back in the Summer of 2015 things stepped up a level when we ran the pioneering Outbox Incubator programme. 115 young women, 6 weeks, 29 startups and countless gallons of milk later we have a documentary of our efforts and impact: “Eat. Sleep. STEM. Repeat.” Since our inception the mantra of “you can’t be what you can’t see” has driven a lot of our activities and interactions with young women. Presenting them with women in industry and opening up doors for them […]

Rosie, 20, is studying for a degree in Biology at Sheffield University and grew up in Birmingham. She spent two weeks doing work experience with the Stemettes team in September 2016. I have been following Stemettes on social media for a few years and really admire the work they do. As someone wanting to go into Science Communication and particularly interested in how to get more girls into STEM, I thought I’d send the Stemettes an email about work experience. A few weeks later, I was headed down on the train to London to begin my two weeks at their HQ! I […]

On 27th July 2015 history was made. The first ever Outbox Incubator – a pioneering incubator for young women from across Europe opened its doors to the first batch of 45 young entrepreneurs in a large house in South London. Billed as a cross between Dragons Den, The Apprentice and Big Brother, it was a first of its kind project run by award winning social enterprise Stemettes. We all felt a sense of excitement for what was about to happen. No-one knew the future, we all had expectations but what happened next was the stuff of legends. It’s been a […]

This blog post has been written by Oishi, 21, who is studying for a degree in Software and Electronic Engineering at the University of Leicester. She won Gadget Show Live tickets in February as part of WednesdayWins on our OtotheB app. I attended the 2016 Gadget Show live at Birmingham NEC. It was a great event packed with many fun activities throughout the day. I and my friend had a wonderful time checking out all the stalls and trying out different gadgets. Given my degree course, I genuinely have a passion for exciting gadgets and this show was the perfect place […]

Caitlin, 15, is studying for her GCSEs and has chosen Computer Science and Triple Science as part of her options. She spent a week doing work experience with the Stemettes team in June 2016. I chose to find my placement myself, even though my school had offered alternatives. I was definitely glad of time I put in to research suitable companies. This wasn’t the typical type of work experience; there was no making tea or moments of boredom! I was always kept occupied with a number of exciting tasks such as searching for a suitable WordPress theme for one of […]

This blog post has been written by Summer, 12 and her sister Wynter, 10, who won tickets to Brainiac Live as part of WednesdayWins on our OtotheB app. You could describe Brainiac Live as a combination of science experiments gone wrong…this show has its share of all things that go whizz bang pop to entertain no matter what age. We were lucky enough to win tickets courtesy of Stemettes and as we headed to the Southbank – you can not miss the great big purple tent easily mistaken for a cows underbelly, we now see where the name comes from… […]