In December 2013 we attended a ‘Women in STEM’ roundtable at No 10 Downing St along with a number of STEM companies, institutions and outreach groups. We presented on what a joined up solution to the ‘women in STEM’ problem should look like. Fast forward a couple of month’s and the Stemettes have made an official pledge alongside STEM employers, businesses and institutions, all of whom are listed as signatories here on the ‘Your Life’ campaign. We pledge: • Stemettes commits to run quarterly public panel events, hackathons and exhibitions to inspire the next generation of women into STEM fields. • […]

In the beginning…a journey is about to start

This is the first post, of hopefully many, which chronicles the journey to a world where girls are just as interested in becoming princess and popstars as they are in become coders and chemists. Why? No-one is in doubt that there is a problem with uptake of Females in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There are a number of given reasons for why girls don’t do STEM: Don’t see women doing ‘Sciency things’ Don’t think you can do ‘Sciency things’ and be a mum Don’t ‘get’ Science Think Science is for boys Don’t find Science exciting Don’t […]