On 12 February 2018 during the half-term, we headed to BAE Systems’ offices in Farnborough to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Frances Demuth: Geologist, STEM Ambassador Science Centre Kirsten Ward: Operational Cyber Researcher, BAE Systems Alessandra Treviso: Research Engineer, NCC Harriet Barr: Data Analyst, BAE Systems Hannah Mitchell: Cyber Security Technical Specialist, BAE Systems Mivy James: Head of Consulting, National Security BAE, Systems Pam Wilson: Engineering Manager, BAE Systems Mystery Man Angus Currie: Engineering Director, BAE Systems They all introduced themselves, then answered questions from […]

On 8th March 218 we hosted HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle at our International Women’s Day event, so asked our attendees to take part in a competition to tell us about the women in STEM who inspire them. Here are the 3 winning submissions. Patience Sabiti “Do you know what a space gynaecologist is? No? Well neither did I until I read about Varsha Jain. In my opinion she is probably the coolest kind of doctor in the world. Varsha Jain specialises in understanding how women’s bodies respond to living in space. For example, what happens when you […]

We celebrate International Women’s Day in a big way each year. This year we outdid ourselves with a total of 8 events across Birmingham, Manchester and London. Here’s a roundup of what happened that day. 9.00 – Yasmin gave a speech at NTT Communications, London We hosted a panel event at NTT back in October so came back to celebrate IWD with them and share how we do what we do. Sherpa Stemette, Yasmin Lodhi spoke for an hour on The Stemette Life and our impact on thousands of girls and young women. Yasmin Lodhi from the @Stemettes kicks off […]

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. We’re been inspiring girls into STEM for more than 5 years, here are 5 of our young women, and parts of their Stemette journeys. Jastina, Decibel Insight If it wasn’t for the Stemettes and meeting my Sherpa I wouldn’t be here now! Jastina started the Student to Stemette Programme back in 2014 and was matched with Shannon Walker. Shannon was working as an Enterprise Architect at DB during the programme. Jastina now works for Decibel Insight in London. I first came across the programme through meeting Anne-Marie at a […]

Stemettes are proud to announce that Anne-Marie Imafidon, our ‘Head Stemette’ has been awarded an MBE for services to Young Women and STEM Sectors as part of the 2017 New Years Honours List, aged 27. Anne-Marie is our CEO and has led the Stemettes team since she launched the award-winning organisation back in February 2013 – to inspire and build up the pipeline of young women going into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) careers, after discovering the falling numbers going into her industry. Anne-Marie said she was ‘surprised’ and ‘honoured’ to be included. “It’s a well done and thank […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eat. Sleep. STEM. Repeat! So… in true Stemettes fashion we have acted upon what we have learnt. How did we learn it? By listening to what the next generation of girls have been saying about what they think is missing from the world of STEM. We’ve been going for two years, and this is what the young women at our events, exhibitions and in schools have been saying they need but couldn’t find! They need STEM expertise advice and training. They want real career path advice. They want first hand experience. They want to meet other girls that are interested […]

It’s not everyday that we get an invite to Rome, but last week, Head Stemette was in Roma for a day and a half, to join the final e-Skills for Jobs event of 2014 being run by DigitalEurope and Anitec for the European Commission. It was a high-level conference for organisations and companies across the EU to share with each other, and a sizeable number of Italian youth on what they’ve been doing to promote ‘e-Skills’ – digital skills and the jobs associated with them. A day of panels, speeches and workshops for the assortment of people from EU member states. Head […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]