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 […]

On June 12th, Stemettes partnered with G-Research to host an exciting STEM Goals day for 32 young women at their London offices. We discussed all the different ways people begin their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related careers. The young women also got the chance to learn HTML, create websites and present their ideas. https://twitter.com/ArkPutney/status/1138741341540749312 Our panel consisted of four women and a ‘mystery man’ who are in the STEM industry: Jacinda Fahey – Head of Project and Programme Management Samantha Rouse – Software Development Manager Jennifer Byrne – COO of G Reserach Emily Adlam – Quantitative Researcher Dexter Lowe […]

Experiences change perceptions! If they say a picture is worth a thousand words then a career experience is worth a thousand pictures. Think about it, you cannot strive to achieve something that you know little to nothing about. If we want to encourage more young women to choose STEM career paths we need to ensure they explore that STEM-lifestyle first for themselves. Check out Sonia’s Stemette Work Placement experience with Dow Jones below: Special Thanks, My special thanks go to Grant. Thank you very much for providing me with this great experience. It has helped me a lot and I […]

In no less than 117 days we are off to the world’s largest gathering of women technologists at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando! We’re taking our 2019 #FabFive winners from our Student to Stemette mentoring programme. Check out who they are here and stay tuned with us via our Twitter and Insta to follow their journey. So, students interested in gaining more STEM life experience and career knowledge apply online and get matched with a woman from the STEM industry for a minimum of four months. Here’s a snapshot of what they gain on the programme: Sherpees (Stemettes Mentees) […]

We headed up north in March for a STEMtastic weekend in Newcastle with DXC Technology! On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd, DXC Technology hosted 47 girls and young women for a 2-day hackathon Stemettes style! After some icebreakers, the girls knuckled down to work on their apps using HTML, AppShed and App Inventor. Since it was almost Internation women’s day, the brief was to create apps relating to women in technology. From Florence Nightingale to Ada Lovelace, the girls got stuck in researching and coding to create incredible apps. Once our app designers were finished, they got ready to present […]

On February 19th, Stemettes partnered with BT to bring a panel event to Ipswich; giving girls and young women in the area the opportunity to network and hear from industry experts how they made it! 73 young women and adults joined us for a day of networking, mentoring and STEM. Our panel included 7 women and 1 mystery man from across the STEM industry: Lisa Perkins- Adastral Park and Research Realisation Director, BT Jane Tateson – Senior Manager, IPR Licensing, BT Dr. Julia Jones – Founder, Artful Mind Project Rachel Wills – EDF, Sizewell B Power Station Dr. Shohreh Blank […]

This International Women’s Day, Stemettes spent the day at EDF Trading with 20 young women learning about Trading and building websites. The day kicked off with an icebreaker from EDF Trading, which taught the girls the basics of trading by having to trade fun items provided. We then went on a treasure hunt around EDF Trading offices in London and the girls visited the trading floor, where they got to see live Trading and realised it wasn’t like what they had seen in the films! Then during lunchtime, we got to meet loads of their #womeninSTEM, many who were Traders! […]

This following post has been written by Salma who is in Secondary School and attended our second school event with ASOS on 5th March. On the 5th of March, 15 lucky students visited the ASOS Head Office in Camden as part of International Women’s week. We started the day with a tour of the Head Office in small groups. With my group we visited the main office, photo studios, the designing rooms, and had one-to-one conversations with the staff. Good morning from @ASOS HQ! Today, we've invited 45 young women to the #ASOS offices to learn all about the wonders […]