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
- Georgina Russell, PwC
- Jane Flower, Meggitt
- Phillipa Armstrong, Bombardier
- Emily Connor, Bombardier
- Hannah, Civil Service
Take a look at some of the tweets from the day below:
— Rawlins Academy (@RawlinsAcademy) November 6, 2018
🗣️Birmingham has #MonsterConfidence!🗣️
We are looking forward to welcoming our guests to Millennium Point today!😊 pic.twitter.com/6YR8HfhXUG
— Millennium Point (@millenniumpoint) November 6, 2018
— Jamie Murray (@J_Murray87) November 6, 2018
Chuffed to partner with @Stemettes again through @millenniumpoint charitable trust. This time to give girls in the #WestMidlands #MonsterConfidence, #STEM skills and promote our Scholarship at @bcucebe ! pic.twitter.com/c8NBIBI42b
— Mat Lovell (@AwkAbsurdist) November 6, 2018
— UoBSchool Sixth Form (@UoBSchool_6form) November 6, 2018
— Nina Atwal (@a7wal_n) November 6, 2018
In terms of impact,
- 95% had increased awareness of STEM careers
- 95% had increased positive perception of STEM careers
- 97% had their STEM confidence increased
- 88% had their STEM network increased
One girl even mentioned that “there are more careers that are centred around STEM than I originally thought” and another stated that she learnt “how to be more confident within yourself and how to talk to people with more ease”.
Thank you to our hosts and prize partners Millenium Point and to GCHQ, Meggitt, Bombardier and the OR Society. Of course, big thanks to the star of the show, Monster. For more details about the tour, visit https://monsterconfidence.co.uk.
For more pictures from the day check out our Flickr!