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 […]

Jasmine, 16, from Rugby studying for her GCSEs and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Texas from Oct 17 to 23 2016. Here is a selection of images from her digital scrapbook. View the entire scrapbook on Cliptomize, here.  This experience was part of the Student to Stemette programme run in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be citizenship programme. More details about the programme are available on the Student to Stemette website. Next year’s conference will be happening […]

Hannah, 20, is studying for a degree in Computer Science at Surrey University and is a part of our Student to Stemette programme. This is an excerpt from her Medium post. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Texas from Oct 17 to 23 2016.  This month I, along with 4 other promising, driven and inspiring girls, was given the amazing opportunity, courtesy of the amazing @Stemettes, to get flown out to Houston, TX to go to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of ’16, held by the Anita […]

Laiba, 15, is studying for her GCSEs and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Texas from Oct 17 to 23 2016. Two weeks ago I had the life changing opportunity to go to Houston, Texas with the Stemettes and 4 other girls to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration 2016. What a week it was, I learnt so much and it opened up doors to new opportunities, also I got to spread it with a group of awesome and inspiring […]

Stemettes was started after our cofounder Anne-Marie Imafidon visited Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the very first time in 2012. 3600 women, 3 days and 1 keynote later she felt inspired and began a movement. Such a formative experience is something she’s often spoken & written about – something she wishes more young women were able to experience. So with our partner Deutsche Bank we’ve worked on trying to establish regular trips to GHC as part of our more-than-mentoring Student to Stemette programme. Five young women went in 2014 as part of the pilot Student to Stemette […]

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 […]

For the last 18 months the Stemettes team have been helping Everywoman UK and BP work on their Modern Muse project – to create an app of inspirational women in tech for young women to follow along with. As part of the launch of the app and the 2016 Everywoman in Technology Forum we ran a panel of Student Stemettes talking about what inspires them and why the Modern Muse app is needed. They spoke in front of an industry audience of 500 about their experiences and STEM aspirations. Post-panel #selfie with some of our fab audience of #womenintech – […]

The following post is based on a speech given at Stemettes’ 3rd birthday celebrations by Yasmine Dankwah, who is currently a Student to Stemette (STS) sherpee. STS aims to inspire young women into STEM careers by connecting them with a woman in industry who actively mentors them over the course of four months. The programme is supported by Deutsche Bank.  I joined Stemettes because I was generally interested in technology – however, my school’s main focus was engineering and medicine so they did not cater for this area of STEM. For me, applying for Student to Stemette was an opportunity […]

I’m writing as a previous mentee (now known as Sherpee) to give you an insight into what a Sherpa means to girls like me who want to know more about STEM. My name is Ellie, I’m 18, I’m going to university next week and I was in the first cohort of Sherpees to be put forward onto this very scheme. I thought that since the launch, Student to Stemette has been and still is a great idea and I am so happy I took time applying for it. Along with Sherpas from Deutsche Bank who could help us give their […]

It’s been a short while since we kicked off our first ever Student to Stemette mentoring cohort as part of Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be campaign and the UK government’s Your Life campaign. In the time it’s been running we’ve matched 40 girls all over the UK to mentors at Deutsche Bank who have helped them work on strengths & weaknesses, discover new STEM career paths and given them a bit of a boost towards becoming fully fledged Big Stemettes. In addition to the mentor meetings, we’ve run a series of ‘Student to Stemette’ webinars each featuring fantastic women in […]