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 […]

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. We’re been inspiring girls into STEM for more than 5 years, here are 5 of our young women, and parts of their Stemette journeys. Jastina, Decibel Insight If it wasn’t for the Stemettes and meeting my Sherpa I wouldn’t be here now! Jastina started the Student to Stemette Programme back in 2014 and was matched with Shannon Walker. Shannon was working as an Enterprise Architect at DB during the programme. Jastina now works for Decibel Insight in London. I first came across the programme through meeting Anne-Marie at a […]

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 Paula who was part of the London Cohort 5. Her Sherpa (mentor) was Roisin from Salesforce who is in Technical Enterprise Sales. Hi everyone! The Stemettes programme was initially recommended to me by a friend so naturally, wanting to better my future as well as […]

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 Kelsey who was part of the Birmingham Cohort 5. Her Sherpa (mentor) was Neha from Deutsche Bank who is in Application Support. Today on the 8th Of February 2017 I had my first meeting with my sherpa Neha! I received an email about my matching […]

Outbox Incubator: Week 3 #dreamcometrue

It’s funny what you can see in a hug. There are hugs and then there are hugs. At our Demo Day at O2 Think Big Hub on Saturday 15th August, girls won various categories for pitching for investment. There were definitely ‘hugs’ not just ‘hugs’ as the girls went up to rapturous applause. Winners and runners up threw themselves into happy, smiley embraces. But more about that later. An incubator can be many things. Those ‘many things’ can be crafted, sculpted, honed and refined by the team that works to set it up. What we have learnt, however, is that […]