On the 31st July, the Stemettes invited 61 girls aged 13 years old and above to a career panel event with seven amazing women in STEM. We spent the afternoon at The Cheesegrater in London, learning about STEM careers from industry role models. Attendees rated the event 8.3 out of 10 overall.  98% of attendees stated they would come to a Stemettes event again.   98% of attendees had an increased awareness of STEM options. 98% of attendees shared their perception of STEM improved.  We were joined by an amazing panel, where they spoke about their career journey, and the girls […]

We partnered with KPMG in July to run a Stemettes meet up. We invited young women in their second or final year of university to find out what a day-in-the-life is like working in Technology. We spoke to six women (Anya Osen, Stephanie Gooch, Farida Elwakeel, Lydia Levy, Rachael Hamilton and Tess Harwood) about their careers and how they got to where they are now. One attendee explained that ‘Everyone was very nice, the information given from the panel was very helpful! We learnt a lot of new things, and I will be considering a career in tech. My confidence […]

Stemettes partnered with ITV on June 20th. We introduced a range of STEM activities to an enthusiastic group of young women. Later on in the day, the girls put their programming skills to the test to create a website. Their websites were reviewed by ITV’s judges. Prizes were awarded to each winner by ITV. In terms of impact… Attendees rated the day 9 out of 10 81% had increased their knowledge of STEM careers 81% had increased their STEM awareness 79% had an increased positive perception of STEM Ready, set, present!! We enjoyed amazing presentations.🙌🏻👏🏽💪🏿 A massive thank you to […]

Stemettes teamed up with Post Office on the 26 July to deliver a Hack London event. Girls aged 5-21 were invited to create their own app, with no previous coding experience required. We took over the Post Office Headquarters where our girls (and a few boys too) used Appshed, Appinventor and Glitch to build their applications.  Attendees rated the event a wonderful 9 out of 10. 97% of attendees shared that they would like to come again. 98% of attendees stated their confidence in STEM has improved. 7/10 attendees stated they would like a career in either STEM category. Attendees […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stemettes proudly partnered with NHS England and NHS Digital in 2018 to bring four events to London and Leeds. The NHS hosted us for a panel and hackathon event in each city and we had over 240 girls and young women join us in total. Meet the Stemettes @ NHS Leeds, October 27th For our first NHS event, we kicked off the STEMtastic fun in Leeds with a panel. Our panel was formed of seven incredible women and one mystery man – all panellists were working within STEM and had different journeys and obstacles to overcome to be where they […]

Mallaigh and Caelainn are Year 13 students from Derry and attended MonsterConfidence Derry in 2018. They were 2 of 5 winners invited to spend a day at Veolia’s Donaghadee plant during April. On Tuesday 30th April 2019 we departed Thornhill College, which was an early start to make our way to Donaghadee for our work shadowing opportunity. We started the morning with a Health and Safety presentation that was required for the site tour of the Water Treatment Works. PPE was required and we had to wear protective gloves, hard hat, high vis jacket, safety goggles and safety boots. Once […]