[This post originally appeared on Huffington Post here] I’ve always had a really strong leaning towards the ‘STEM’ life. From a young age I really enjoyed solving problems, doing my maths homework and spending time getting creative on the computer. The older I get the more I appreciate the environment that allowed me to flourish and ensured that any gender stereotypes never came between me and my source of joy. The main motivations for running Outbox Incubator this summer have been three-fold: a lack of female entrepreneurs, not enough women in STEM and bringing together all of the special ‘Stemettes’ […]

We kicked off the October half-term with a 2-day ‘big data’ themed hack at Christ Church college Oxford, sponsored by BIPB. Over the weekend, 30 girls and their parents played with data (lot of numbers and stats) on topics as diverse as boybands, Build-a-Bear and nutrition to create beautiful data visualisations and informative infographics. http://www.pinterest.com/stemetteh/bipb-stemettes-data-hack-example-infographics/ Our sponsors, Business Intelligence specialists BIPB flew in Hannah Curtis – a consultant from their New York office to help girls get to grips with industry tool Qlikview and a big data feed from Twitter. Saturday started with some icebreaking activities, a delivery of muffins […]

Following on from the success of the Stemettes Launch in February, it was time to delve a bit deeper into STEM careers for girls. At the first ever Stemettes Panel, held in the Charles Darwin House on the 7th March, we had sitting before us eight women and one man. They were there to share their thoughts, their experiences, their lessons learnt and their goals, demystifying the world of Girls in STEM. Head Stemette Anne-Marie Imafidon kicked off the evening by introducing the “wonderful women” we had sitting before us, before passing on to our host for the evening – Dr. […]