Stemettes hosted a series of online events featuring inspirational talks about STEM at four different schools across the UK: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Millburn Academy, North Ormesby Primary Academy, and Rushden Academy. The events were attended by 265 young people and non-binary persons, with 75% saying they want to take part in another Stemette event. Events ranged from talks from Stemettes alumni about their journey in STEM to sessions with aviation professionals sharing their experience. Participants rated the events 7.5 out of 10: 93% reported that the way they see STEM had improved. 93% reported that their understanding of […]

In December, Stemettes and the Department for Transport hosted a two day Christmas event focussed on aerospace and science. It included a panel talk and activities for groups to design a product or business idea relating to aerospace, with the chance to present these ideas on the second day. The event consisted of three streams: 7 to 11, 12 to 15, and 16 to 18 year olds. Stemettes were joined by 66 participants who rated the overall programme 9.4 out of 10. “I really loved December Explore because it allowed me to be scientifically creative which is always exciting for […]

On 26 November, the Department for Transport and Stemettes held an online panel discussion with women in aviation to increase awareness of this STEM career path. Seven amazing aviation role models joined in the discussion from industry, entrepreneurship and academia. 2670 young women and non-binary people joined across YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. Those who attended rated the panel 9.1 out of 10. 100% are now more aware of STEM-related careers 90% now see STEM in a better light 88% have learned something new about STEM 88% now feel more confident in their STEM abilities 82% now feel more connected to […]

With the pandemic leaving half-term holidays looking very different this year, Stemettes stepped in to put on 2020 October Explore. It was a free and fun-filled 3-week event, partnering with industries like cyber security, mining and insurance. Weeks one and two offered six online and Instagram Live sessions for Stemettes to learn something new, try activities and meet STEM role models. Each session was followed by speed networking. Stemettes heard from industry experts about their jobs, and got tips for networking and overcoming obstacles. From week one and two Explore Stemettes, 60% had never attended a Stemettes event before. What […]

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on October 13th 2020, G-Research and Stemettes visited schools across the UK to increase the students’ STEM awareness and perception. Stemettes were joined virtually by 123 students across year 9, 10 and 11. They came from schools in: Chertsey, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Coventry and West Yorkshire. 12 women from STEM industry, academia and entrepreneurship tuned into classrooms to inspire students to think about a future in STEM. What did the students think? Students rated the Summit 8.2 out of 10 94% have learned something new about STEM 86% now feel more confident in their STEM abilities […]

This post has been written by Anika, 13 who is currently studying at school and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. What I expected to be a boring summer stuck at home ended up being one of the best summers I’ve ever had! I took part in Sprint A and Sprint B of Stemettes’ Outbox 2020 Program and I had so much fun! I learnt all about cool new career paths that I could pursue in the future, and after listening to all the inspiring and influential role models, my horizon of STEM careers expanded exponentially. […]

This post has been written by Khadeeja, 15 who is currently doing her GCSEs and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. For the first 2 week of August, I joined a huge number of like-minded STEMettes on the Outbox 2020 programme. Each morning, we were joined by a number of STEMazing role models, who talked us through their journey into their industries, while others were based around important, relevant topics, such as the development of sustainable fuels to use in our homes and cars. These talks gave us all a great insight on how we ourselves […]

This post has been written by Eve who attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. I’ve always been a do-er.  As a young child, my summer holidays were filled with Mad Science camps and extracurricular’s.  STEM club and Crest Awards filled my time after school.  The desire to try new things has never really left me. When I found out about Stemettes’ Outbox program, it was a no-brainer!  Two weeks of focused learning, meeting those in industry, and a Python qualification to round it all up.  The last time I had studied Python was in Year 6.  […]

This post has been written by Isabella, 15 who is currently doing her GCSEs and attended our Outbox 2020 programme that ran throughout August 2020. I enjoyed meeting inspiring women in STEM, developing my Cybersecurity and Python skills and having a lot of fun. Every day during August, I had the incredible opportunity to spend the first half of my morning developing my skills or listening to role models in a variety of different fields, ranging from astrophysicists to cybersecurity experts to aerospace engineers and having my knowledge of STEM careers grow massively. Later in the morning, we worked towards […]

We partnered with TD Securities for a week-long Leadership Academy running from 22nd – 26th June 2020 for girls and non-binary people aged 16 or over. A total of 158 unique young people attended the events over the week! This was our first ever virtual academy, ran entirely on Microsoft Teams which meant that we had a global reach and were able to welcome loads of young women to the events. Each day had a different theme, and we closed the academy with a graduation ceremony and mini panel with TD Securities role models on Friday. After each one hour […]