Serena is studying her A-levels in Edinburgh and Anamarija studying for a Chemistry degree at Heriot-Watt University. They were 2 of 5 prize winners at MonsterConfidence Edinburgh in 2017 and visited Veolia’s London sites during March 2018. Serena At the beginning and throughout the day, it was lovely to meet the other girls who had also won the trip to London. Everyone was there because they displayed Monster Confidence and had an interest in STEM. I have learnt that STEM can be accessible even when you do not pursue a STEM career path, and that it can be linked to […]

Elizabeth is studying for A-levels in Winchester and attended MonsterConfidence Southampton in 2017. She was one of 5 prize winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s London plants during March 2018. This day gave me a real insight into the world of engineering; something you don’t get when you are at school or college. On arrival I was greeted by friendly faces from the Stemettes team as well as those at the Veolia recycling site. The smell was less welcoming! The morning was spent touring the recycling centre, seeing how they sort all the different materials- mechanically, optically, using […]

Naomi is studying for A-levels in Spalding, Lincolnshire and attended MonsterConfidence Sheffield in 2017. She was one of 5 prize winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s London plants during March 2018. Wednesday 14th March marked what would’ve been Einstein’s 139th birthday and pi day therefore it seemed apt that this would be the day on which the winners would visit Veolia. (The day also marked the unfortunate death of Stephen Hawking.) I was expecting to feel lonely as I didn’t know anyone who was going. On the contrary, I felt at quite home for, once I began to […]

Esly Esly is a student in Dublin who attended MonsterConfidence Dublin in 2017 and was one of 5 prize winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s London plants in March. Karina On the 14th of March, winners from the MonsterConfidence Tour 2017, met at Veolia’s Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility for a tour of the premises. When we arrived, we were introduced to Rachel, who was our guide for the day, and then put into different groups. We were shown an induction video on health and safety at Veolia and asked to complete a questionnaire afterwards. When that was […]

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 […]