Stemettes was set up to help combat the lack of women and non-binary people in STEM in a new way…
Co-founder Anne-Marie decided to start Stemettes after hearing a keynote whilst attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in 2012.
It made her reflect on her experience of being 1 of 3 girls in a class of 70 studying Maths and Computer Science at university.
After attending a ‘Spotlight on STEM’ workshop run by Business in the Community she learnt that there’s a real problem with lack of women and non-binary people in STEM and so, she decided to take a new form of action centred on being free, being fun and having food.
So we’re a team doing all we can to help. We can’t have women leaders if they’re not joining the industry or are ignorant of STEM itself. Diversity is important in any industry – and STEM especially. Diversity of thought leads to innovation.