Laiba, 15, is studying for her GCSEs and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Texas from Oct 17 to 23 2016. Two weeks ago I had the life changing opportunity to go to Houston, Texas with the Stemettes and 4 other girls to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration 2016. What a week it was, I learnt so much and it opened up doors to new opportunities, also I got to spread it with a group of awesome and inspiring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

For the last 18 months the Stemettes team have been helping Everywoman UK and BP work on their Modern Muse project – to create an app of inspirational women in tech for young women to follow along with. As part of the launch of the app and the 2016 Everywoman in Technology Forum we ran a panel of Student Stemettes talking about what inspires them and why the Modern Muse app is needed. They spoke in front of an industry audience of 500 about their experiences and STEM aspirations. Post-panel #selfie with some of our fab audience of #womenintech – […]

This blog post has been written by Alexandra Radu, 21 who won a Stemettes competition in partnership with BeyondConf, the conference for junior developers in 2015. Alex is studying BA Business Management and Publishing Media at University. Excited that I am going to @BeyondConf thanks to the wonderful @Stemettes!! #DigitalAddict pic.twitter.com/7Xw7zQJHxF — Alexandra Radu (@AlexandraMMR) November 18, 2015 On 23rd November 2015, I was fortunate enough to attend BeyondConf, in London. BeyondConf is a one-day conference for people who code. More than 600 developers join each other for a day filled with interactive workshops and inspiring talks. The speakers and workshop […]

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 post has been written by Nancy Harman, a student from Brighton who recently entered and won one of our OtotheB competitions. Sign up to gain access to OtotheB here. On Tuesday 19th January I crossed over the border to American soil and visited the residence of the US Ambassador in Regent’s Park. Not quite a normal afternoon for a 16 year-old studying for her A-levels. (I’m not complaining). Even better, it was to hear Dr Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist at NASA to speak about her current work and experiences. Ellen addressed a small group of us on NASA’s projects at the moment and it’s […]

I’m writing as a previous mentee (now known as Sherpee) to give you an insight into what a Sherpa means to girls like me who want to know more about STEM. My name is Ellie, I’m 18, I’m going to university next week and I was in the first cohort of Sherpees to be put forward onto this very scheme. I thought that since the launch, Student to Stemette has been and still is a great idea and I am so happy I took time applying for it. Along with Sherpas from Deutsche Bank who could help us give their […]