“We’re excited to be back collaborating with BofAML for the fourth year running, and highlighting the opportunities in STEM. This year, we’re continuing the technical theme and combining our love of food with coding. The event sold out so quickly; there’s such an appetite among young women all over the country for opportunities like this, pun intended.”
“While a lot of fantastic work has been done to encourage women and girls to embrace Stem, females still only comprise a small percentage of the workforce in related industries.”
To highlight additional ways in which we can further gender inclusivity in by shutting down stigmas, and creating work cultures that can attract and retain female talent in the tech industry,joining us will be some of the best and brightest tech leaders today including: Anne-Marie Imafidon, co-founder of award-winning social enterprise Stemettes.org.
“Men's voices are needed to be part of the chorus which inspires the next generation of women in STEM; allowing young women to know that they are needed and welcomed by a diversity of people in the industry - not just women.”
I set up STEMettes as a voluntary organisation while I was still working for Deutsche Bank. We had a small team helping with running events, with backing from only a handful of organisations. We tried to effect change and do something out of the ordinary. It grew steadily, and in 2014, our co-founder Jacquelyn Guderley came on board as the first to work full time on the project. Back then we had 700 girls, and now we are 10,000 all across the UK.