This blog post has been written by Savinay, 13 who attended the event and is also an alumnus from Outbox Incubator. Our video from the event is at the bottom of this blog. The day kicked off at around eleven when I arrived at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Central London. The building was absolutely incredible, open and modern. Since I was a volunteer for the day I spent the first few hours behind a desk checking people in with a nifty piece of technology that made the inner tech nerd within me squeal a little! You just had to […]

It’s been a big week for Outbox execs. This summer, the girls have gone from Outbox newbies to fully-fledged STEM role models. Fresh from the end of the tech, selfie and inspiration-packed six weeks that was the Outbox Incubator, the execs are embarking on the next phase of their Stemettes journey – to inspire other young women to get involved in STEM. Four execs (Katrine, AJ, Jo and Hannah) and Head Stemette, Anne-Marie, spent Saturday 19 September in Cambridge with Girlguiding Anglia at their Inspire24 event. The aim of this weekend, held at Murray Edwards College, was to expose the […]

I’m writing as a previous mentee (now known as Sherpee) to give you an insight into what a Sherpa means to girls like me who want to know more about STEM. My name is Ellie, I’m 18, I’m going to university next week and I was in the first cohort of Sherpees to be put forward onto this very scheme. I thought that since the launch, Student to Stemette has been and still is a great idea and I am so happy I took time applying for it. Along with Sherpas from Deutsche Bank who could help us give their […]

It’s funny how, when something is gone, it doesn’t always mean that it’s actually physically gone. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have the memories, that when you sit in the place where it once was, you can’t still feel it in the air. I’m sitting in the Outbox Incubator house. It is empty. The beds are empty. The fridge and kitchen cupboards are empty. It is empty of laptops. It is empty of Outbox execs. And it is silent for the first time in 6 weeks. But everywhere we look, as the team sits around, we can see groups […]

Eat. Sleep. STEM. Repeat! So… in true Stemettes fashion we have acted upon what we have learnt. How did we learn it? By listening to what the next generation of girls have been saying about what they think is missing from the world of STEM. We’ve been going for two years, and this is what the young women at our events, exhibitions and in schools have been saying they need but couldn’t find! They need STEM expertise advice and training. They want real career path advice. They want first hand experience. They want to meet other girls that are interested […]

If you’re like I once was, when the word ‘hackathon’ is uttered, a glazed look will pass across your face as you look into the ether and imagine Matrix style lists of green numerical digits, whizzing up and down screens, with a bunch of intimidatingly techy men flapping with great importance around a computer, typing at the speed of light, trying to crack some kind of system. Code cracked, big bad boss’ computer broken into, “hack” successful. In my mind, a “hack” was something I could never, nor would ever, be involved in. Thankfully, a Mini Fashion Hack on the […]