This Wednesday (the 8th of March), the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day #IWD2017, asking the question will you #BeBoldForChange? Stemettes will of course, be boldly and proudly recognising all of the ‘STEMazing’ contributions made by women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The month of March is also ‘Women’s History Month’ – a chance for us all to celebrate women in STEM, from the past, present and future. A report released last week found that that young girls across Europe become interested in STEM subjects around 11 years old but lose interest by 15, so it’s important […]

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 […]

A problem shared is a problem halved Four cohorts have been through our ‘more than a mentoring programme’ in it’s first year. That’s a total 130 women that have joined the Stemettes network across Birmingham and London. So, naturally, we had a party to celebrate! We are so ready! 😆 #snacks #girlsinSTEM #graduation #party pic.twitter.com/XYMxL6FYHp — Student to Stemette (@StudentStemette) January 24, 2017 65 young women interested in STEM have successfully leapt off our springboard into a mentoring relationship – what have we learnt? 1. Time is your greatest currency *Cue the sound of a cash register… We’ve had some […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sawda, 18, is studying Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science at A-levels and is a part of our Student to Stemette programme. This is an excerpt from her Blogspot 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.  Before the event started Anne-Marie, described the Grace Hopper Event as “London Fashion week, but the tech version”, but if you are like me, someone who had a vague idea of how London Fashion Week actually works, the GHC is a large expo with A […]

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, […]