Sunaina, 22, is studying for a degree in Computer Science at Kent University and is 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.  The Grace Hopper Celebration- a life changing week spent in Houston, Texas. No big deal ! I had this amazing opportunity alongside 4 other girls to attend the  Grace Hopper Celebration, it was a busy week spent networking with majority of the top technology firms from all over the world including Apple, […]

Jasmine, 16, from Rugby 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. Here is a selection of images from her digital scrapbook. View the entire scrapbook on Cliptomize, here.  This experience was part of the Student to Stemette programme run in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be citizenship programme. More details about the programme are available on the Student to Stemette website. Next year’s conference will be happening […]

Hannah, 20, is studying for a degree in Computer Science at Surrey University and is a part of our Student to Stemette programme. This is an excerpt from her Medium post. 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.  This month I, along with 4 other promising, driven and inspiring girls, was given the amazing opportunity, courtesy of the amazing @Stemettes, to get flown out to Houston, TX to go to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of ’16, held by the Anita […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]