Sheffield is a beautiful city, and was well known in the 19th Century for it’s production of steel. On the morning of 27th October, it was glowing beautifully in the Sun and we knew it as the final stop on our 2017 #MonsterConfidence tour. My keynote yesterday at the Stemettes #MonsterConfidence event which welcomed girls doing #STEM from schools, universities and industry. 'The importance of networking and building an online presence' https://t.co/sxiDCC8TjP via @SlideShare — Sue Beckingham (@suebecks) October 28, 2017 Sue Beckingham, Principal Lecturer of Computing at Sheffield Hallam opened our day with a keynote on the importance of […]

Our only Irish stop on this year’s MonsterConfidence tour was in Dublin, at Engineers Ireland. It was, of course, ‘deadly’, and made it onto RTE Radio 1 Drivetime (2h10). Fabulous young ladies at #MonsterConfidence today in @EngineerIreland with the @Stemettes and STEM power ladies of Ireland. #ShineTheory https://t.co/2rs1DZfVZF — Rhona Togher (@rhonatogher) October 23, 2017 All good days start with a cuppa and this was no different. After a generous round our opening keynote was Rhona Togher, CEO of Restored Hearing. She spoke about her journey to founding her startup, which began with winning the BT Young Scientist competition. She […]

We went big at #MonsterConfidence London – with over 250 attendees from across the capital. The day was as busy as it was fun from the start, with schools queuing up at the registration desk. School groups from East, West, North, South and…Cologne! You could feel the excitement from the very first student that arrived. Harris Academy Bermondsey wrote about the day on their blog. Just arrived at @HereEast for the @Stemettes #monsterconfidence. It's buzzing with enthusiastic young women considering a career in STEM pic.twitter.com/MFdC0fVzDR — Ella Schofield (@EllaNancyFay) October 19, 2017 Hosted at Plexal – which is part of Here […]

What comes after #MonsterConfidence Edinburgh? #MonsterConfidence Southampton – and what a wonderful event it was. It even made it onto the news! The Stemtastic @SusanBowenUK from @CogecoPeer1 talking #MonsterConfidence #techtalent #milleniumBug @Stemettes #RoleModel pic.twitter.com/chdJ5c9Esc — Monster Buzz (@Monster_Buzz) October 11, 2017 Southampton Solent University’s Spark Building was our stunning venue and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there. The day opened with Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Cogeco Peer 1 as our keynote speaker. Susan was inspiring and really showed us that the sky’s the limit for women in STEM. ⚡️ lightning talk time […]

#MonsterConfidence has returned in full force, and our first stop was of the tour was Edinburgh, hosted by Heriot-Watt University. And what a comeback! Good morning #Edinburgh!! Let the first leg of the #MonsterConfidence tour begin! @Monster_UK @Monster_Buzz #Scotland pic.twitter.com/Wk5QvT6DoC — Stemettes 💙 ★ # + (@Stemettes) October 6, 2017 Team Stemette were really excited to welcome all the girls in Edinburgh. Already knowing how amazing the day would be, we were looking forward to sharing our excitement with all the girls who has not experienced #MonsterConfidence before. The girls were a bit unsure of what to expect and hesitant. […]

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 […]

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 […]