On Saturday 9th March, we were back at LGIM to host our very special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. LGIM is short for Legal & General Investment Management. At LGIM they handle money for millions of people across the world and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Claire Aley – Head of Product and Investments Business Management, LGIM Emma Jackson – Head of Product Strategy & Development, LGIM Montague Ashley-Craig – CEO, MONTAMONTA Aleya […]

For our last tour date of 2018, we had to go out with a bang and Derry certainly did not disappoint! 153 girls and young women joined us at Millennium Forum ready to give Monster Confidence 2018 the send-off it deserved. From the attendees to the volunteers, everyone was in great spirits to make sure the event was a storming success. The spectacular Rachel Gawley (Senior Product Researcher, PwC) and impeccable Mary Mckenna (tech entrepreneur) both gave keynote speeches to inspire the girls and show them how successful women in STEM can be. As always, we put on an exhibition, […]

Stop number four on our #MonsterConfidence tour was Bristol. On November 16th, Just Eat welcomed us and 33 girls for a day of confidence building. For our keynote speech, the lovely Samira Abokor (Associate Product Manager, Just Eat) enthralled the girls; they were certainly left pumped for the day ahead! Just Eat, Aerospace Bristol and Mathematics Education Innovation partnered with us to boost the confidence of the girls and young women that came along. From speed mentoring to mock interviews to professional headshots, the girls had a fun-filled day learning how to prepare for interviews, present themselves online and be […]

For the third stop on our #MonsterConfidence tour 2018, we headed up north to Manchester. The Federation provided the perfect setting for one of our most successful events of the year. Clare Sudberry (Lead Consultant Developer, ThoughtWorks) and Ffion Turner (Business Intelligence Board Director, MediaCom) delivered keynote speeches that empowered everyone who attended and showed the young women the range of possibilities STEM offers. ThoughtWorks, GCHQ, PwC and MediaCom partnered with us for this event – MediaCom even sourced 170 pies for lunch! 140 girls and young women joined in with a range of activities including mock interviews, speed networking, […]

Birmingham welcomed us for our second stop of the #MonsterConfidence tour 2018. On November 6th, 219 girls headed to Millennium Point, ready to be inspired. GCHQ, Meggitt, Bombardier, Hitachi and the OR Society partnered with us to put on a great event for the girls of Birmingham. We had a professional photographer taking headshots of the girls, lightning talks, speed networking & mentoring and mock interviews with industry professionals. We had 2 incredible keynote speakers from Millennium Point and GCHQ, along with a panel of successful women to share their experiences with the girls. Our panellists included: Abbie Vlahakis, Millennium Point […]