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 […]

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 […]

On April 6th, Stemettes partnered with Global to bring STEM in a day to their London offices; giving young women in the area the opportunity to network, hear from industry experts how they made it AND code a website! 19 young women joined us for a day of networking, mentoring and STEM.Watch what happened in our roundup video: We kicked the day off with an incredible tour around Global’s offices – we even got to sneak into a couple of studios! To show everything Global has to offer, the young women listened to an inspiring talk about all the work […]

We commenced February half term with a trip over to Chorley for a STEMtastic weekend with DXC Technology! On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, DXC Technology hosted ~60 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. The brief was to create apps relating to health – the girls got very creative with their ideas; one app was called SJA (Star Jump App) that helps users monitor their exercise e.g. count how many star jumps you did, how long for etc. Once […]

During Half term on the 20th February, we headed to Crewe Engineering & Design UTC to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event, sponsored by Air Products. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Jennie Harrison – Principal Engineer, AECOM Helen Heap – IT Domain Architect – PP, Bentley Rachel Breeze – Senior .net developer, Sigma Consulting Solutions Limited Lucie Hayward – UKI IG Asset, Workshop & Warehouse Manager, Air Products Harriett Side – Associate PLM Consultant, Siemens Lily Hughes – Quality Graduate, Bentley Kelly Paul – CDP Engineer, Air Products Mystery Man: John Vickers – Project […]

On Saturday 9th March, we were back at LGIM to host our very special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. LGIM is short for Legal & General Investment Management. At LGIM they handle money for millions of people across the world and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Claire Aley – Head of Product and Investments Business Management, LGIM Emma Jackson – Head of Product Strategy & Development, LGIM Montague Ashley-Craig – CEO, MONTAMONTA Aleya […]

For our last tour date of 2018, we had to go out with a bang and Derry certainly did not disappoint! 153 girls and young women joined us at Millennium Forum ready to give Monster Confidence 2018 the send-off it deserved. From the attendees to the volunteers, everyone was in great spirits to make sure the event was a storming success. The spectacular Rachel Gawley (Senior Product Researcher, PwC) and impeccable Mary Mckenna (tech entrepreneur) both gave keynote speeches to inspire the girls and show them how successful women in STEM can be. As always, we put on an exhibition, […]

Stop number four on our #MonsterConfidence tour was Bristol. On November 16th, Just Eat welcomed us and 33 girls for a day of confidence building. For our keynote speech, the lovely Samira Abokor (Associate Product Manager, Just Eat) enthralled the girls; they were certainly left pumped for the day ahead! Just Eat, Aerospace Bristol and Mathematics Education Innovation partnered with us to boost the confidence of the girls and young women that came along. From speed mentoring to mock interviews to professional headshots, the girls had a fun-filled day learning how to prepare for interviews, present themselves online and be […]

For the third stop on our #MonsterConfidence tour 2018, we headed up north to Manchester. The Federation provided the perfect setting for one of our most successful events of the year. Clare Sudberry (Lead Consultant Developer, ThoughtWorks) and Ffion Turner (Business Intelligence Board Director, MediaCom) delivered keynote speeches that empowered everyone who attended and showed the young women the range of possibilities STEM offers. ThoughtWorks, GCHQ, PwC and MediaCom partnered with us for this event – MediaCom even sourced 170 pies for lunch! 140 girls and young women joined in with a range of activities including mock interviews, speed networking, […]

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 […]