Kelsey, 20, is studying for a degree in Computer Science at Aston University and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. These are excerpts from her Tumblr post. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Dreamforce in San Francisco from Nov 4 to 11 2017. Thanks to Stemettes and Deutsche Bank, me and 4 other ladies were flown out to San Francisco to attend Dreamforce 2017! This blog post is going to be a run down of everything that happened, how awesome it was and how you could be flying off next year to attend a conference with […]

We’re more than proud of our Student to Stemette ‘more-than-mentoring’ programme and everything our ‘Sherpees’ achieve. From winning Undergraduate of the Year Award for Innovation to becoming Arkwright Fellows. From observing industry on the programme to entering industry and coming back to support the programme. We’re incredibly lucky to be able to support so many young women as part of Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be Citizenship programme. This year, for the third time we took 5 Sherpees on a trip to a tech conference in the US. Dreamforce is the annual conference of Stemettes’ long-term partner Salesforce – a celebration […]

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 […]

After the success of Eat.Sleep.STEM.Repeat. earlier this year, we’ve been working on the next chapter in our Outbox Journey: our Stemillions STEM clubs. Inspiring young women is one thing. Empowering them to ‘be the change’ is another. It’s been a hard slog to create a streamlined way to do this in a way that makes sense for lots of types of young women. We’ve also been very keen to ensure that everyone involved still gets an authentic Stemette experience; complete with food & fun. This Summer, with our partners Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Salesforce we ran our […]

It’s been 3 years since we started our Student to Stemette programme. To celebrate all the work done with young STEM women in partnership with Deutsche Bank Citizenship and their Born to Be programme, we’re running a blog series sharing what Sherpees have gained and been doing whilst being on the programme. This week it’s Tahanni who was part of the London Cohort 5. Her Sherpa (mentor) was Kerry-Ann from Salesforce who is a Technology Consultant. When reflecting on my Student to Stemette experience I thought about how much I’ve grown from the first day of meeting my amazing, inspirational […]

This post has been written by Jessica, 16 who attended our #BeepBoopForChange Hackathon on 4th March, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017. It was hosted by Stemettes partner, Salesforce.org . On the 5th March 2017, my life changed. I found a new career path, new friends, a lifelong experience. In full closure I can officially say that recalling the events in which happened that day have opened my eyes to new possibilities in the STEM areas. Me alongside my sister and some amazing bright sparks managed to solve riddles, complicated math questions, answering questions about Mendeleev’s wonderful periodic table […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outbox Incubator: Week 1 of Germination #squadgoals

I’m going to be honest, I didn’t want to write this article. I know deep down I do. But we are 40 Outbox Execs and Stemettes sitting on a train back from Birmingham to London, none of us have slept more than 50% of the acceptable amount for normal functioning and we’re recovering from fighting off a weekend of bro-coders with some old school Stemettes power. When I find myself in this kind of situation, let’s just say that writing doesn’t exactly flow out of these fingertips. But when I think about all that has happened to leave these 40 […]