Mahek Vara was 16 years old when she began to code, and over the last two years, she has helped more than 78,000 children do the same. She saw that children who attended government schools in India were not receiving a 21st-century education; they were not learning digital skills and were not able to use a computer. Mahek decided that she should do something about it. Mahek herself had been inspired by so many strong role models in technology including Dr Anne Marie and her setup of the Stemettes and the programs such as Student to Stemette that she was […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech at the Grace Hopper Conference 2019. Becky, a first-year student of BSc Computer Science, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    I’m hoping to gain a once in a lifetime experience to be surrounded by successful women and to become extremely motivated in pursuing my career in STEM        Gain more knowledge concerning the field of Computing        I’d also be looking to build a […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech in the world for the fourth year running! The Grace Hopper Celebration of 2019 did not disappoint. Hadiyah, a first-year student of Mathematics at the University of Bath, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    Gather more knowledge on careers in Computing        Attend a variety of sessions so she can be guided into which modules to select in her 2nd year of Uni        […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech – The Grace Hopper Celebration of  Women in Computing! Ayushi, a degree apprentice at KPMG, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:     I am hoping to talk to many other women in STEM and hear their experiences into how they got on their journey.         It would help me gain a bit of confidence to hear empowering stories which I could also share with other […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech – The Grace Hopper Celebration of  Women in Computing!   Akua, a recent Makers Academy Bootcamp Graduate who now works as a Software Engineer, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    A friutful network and lifelong friendships.         Practical tools to take back to work that I can implement to help us work better.        More confidence.         Different perspective and […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2019. Vanessa, a second year student of Mathematics at Imperial College London, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following: Inspiration from meeting so many amazing and successful women who are doing so well in STEM Since getting to university I have become more and more aware that there is more to STEM than I had first anticipated and that most people even know about so […]

Stemettes teamed up with Post Office on the 26 July to deliver a Hack London event. Girls aged 5-21 were invited to create their own app, with no previous coding experience required. We took over the Post Office Headquarters where our girls (and a few boys too) used Appshed, Appinventor and Glitch to build their applications.  Attendees rated the event a wonderful 9 out of 10. 97% of attendees shared that they would like to come again. 98% of attendees stated their confidence in STEM has improved. 7/10 attendees stated they would like a career in either STEM category. Attendees […]

On July 6th and 7th, Stemettes partnered with CDW for the first time. We hosted a Hackathon over the weekend; 52 girls (and a few boys) attended the event. Watch this video to see what we accomplished over the weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tsiYTbWVHM On the day, the attendees had the option to be a part of 1 of 3 groups based on their coding ability; AppShed, AppInventor and Cloud9. They were tasked to create an app based on the theme of wellbeing. We had a wide range of wonderful ideas, with apps focusing on mental health, keeping active and more. https://twitter.com/hayleyrdoyle/status/1147805602934132738 In […]

On July 3rd, Stemettes partnered with Good Energy for the second time! The aim of the day was to give girls from Chippenham an opportunity to interact with women in STEM roles. We taught them new tech skills, and educated both the girls and teachers on the diverse possibilities within STEM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh0MzXpwZpY Our panel consisted of 4 women in the STEM industry: Holly Nolan – Product Owner & Business Analyst Helenna Vaughn-Smith – Product Lead Joanna Edwards – Financial Controller Laura Mackenzie – Forecasting Analyst After introducing themselves, panellists were asked a range of questions related to their experiences in […]

On June 25th, Stemettes partnered with Quantum Black to host a panel event aimed at girls of ages 13-15 years. The girls later on designed a website and had the opportunity to ask questions to a range of panellists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Aosy49RBI Our panel consisted of four women and a mystery man, all within the STEM industry: Huong Nguyen – Software Engineer Estelle Chung – UX Designer Ivan Danov – Machine Learning Engineer Mariana Neves da Silva – Data Engineer Viktoriia Oliinyk – Data Scientist After introducing themselves, the panellists answered questions based on their STEM career. They were asked about what […]