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:

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

For more pictures from the day check out our Flickr!


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