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 […]

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 […]