3rd March was an incredibly snowy day in London. It was also the date we’d chosen to host our special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event at LGIM’s offices in London. LGIM, short for Legal & General Investment Management handle money for millions of people across the globe and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. Despite the snowy inches and very limited transport options, we had a full house (with a few more of top of that) so kicked off with introductions to our fantastic panel: Faduma Mohammed […]

On 12 February 2018 during the half-term, we headed to BAE Systems’ offices in Farnborough to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Frances Demuth: Geologist, STEM Ambassador Science Centre Kirsten Ward: Operational Cyber Researcher, BAE Systems Alessandra Treviso: Research Engineer, NCC Harriet Barr: Data Analyst, BAE Systems Hannah Mitchell: Cyber Security Technical Specialist, BAE Systems Mivy James: Head of Consulting, National Security BAE, Systems Pam Wilson: Engineering Manager, BAE Systems Mystery Man Angus Currie: Engineering Director, BAE Systems They all introduced themselves, then answered questions from […]

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 […]

We always look forward to coming to Newcastle. Possibly because of the lower temperatures; maybe because of the long distance we have to travel; definitely because of how friendly and lovely the people are. This was no different the day of our #thanksAda panel event on Thursday 15th October at the fantastic Campus North. Sponsored by Tech North (who look after tech startups across the North) we brought together a slightly more intimate panel than usual for Toon Army. Campus North is a colourful crowdfunded space for startups and tech companies who want to be based in Newcastle. We found […]

As we arrived at Chester station at 11:46 on June 27th, we were overwhelmed by the number of people who had arrived with us and made a guess at the proportion of the crowd that had arrived in town for our ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel and the proportion who were in town for the Chester races. We found a taxi, jumped in and headed for our venue – the Bank of America Merrill Lynch mbna offices in Chester Business Park. The taxi pulled up outside one of the more impressive, fancy, Buckingham Palace-like venues we’ve ever been to and we […]