It’s not everyday that we get an invite to Rome, but last week, Head Stemette was in Roma for a day and a half, to join the final e-Skills for Jobs event of 2014 being run by DigitalEurope and Anitec for the European Commission. It was a high-level conference for organisations and companies across the EU to share with each other, and a sizeable number of Italian youth on what they’ve been doing to promote ‘e-Skills’ – digital skills and the jobs associated with them. A day of panels, speeches and workshops for the assortment of people from EU member states. Head […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]

Would you like to make a game or an app for your phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the STEMettes Summer Hack! You will create a game or an app – or come for two days and create both! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before?  Our experts will teach you how to create games using Python. Win prizes! Gain a UCAS-recognised CREST award* (under 18s only) Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Winton Capital. Sign up now. What is a hackathon? Hackathons aren’t about breaking into […]

A couple of weeks ago we received a curious email from a special somewhere and all of Stemettes HQ got really excited. Head Stemette had been invited by the Duke of York to meet the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at a special reception for the UK Technology Industry being held at Buckingham Palace.   So, one H&M dress, Zara necklace and trip to the hairdresser later, here’s Head Stemette meeting Her Majesty the Queen! She actually worked as an engineer during World War 2, so technically she’s an Engineering Stemette. Here’s to all royal Stemettes everywhere and to the […]

We’ve spent most of this month reflecting on our impact and taking stock of what we do, how we do things and who is doing them. Since January this year, we’ve had over 400 girls at panel events, hackathons and our ‘Stemettes in Schools’ workshops – Tap & Tinker at school premises and STEM in a Day at STEM workplaces. We’ve collected data (like attitudes to STEM, desire to work in STEM and ‘what you want to be when you grow up’) from most of the girls that we’ve seen but what has been ever nicer to look at has […]

In December 2013 we attended a ‘Women in STEM’ roundtable at No 10 Downing St along with a number of STEM companies, institutions and outreach groups. We presented on what a joined up solution to the ‘women in STEM’ problem should look like. Fast forward a couple of month’s and the Stemettes have made an official pledge alongside STEM employers, businesses and institutions, all of whom are listed as signatories here on the ‘Your Life’ campaign. We pledge: • Stemettes commits to run quarterly public panel events, hackathons and exhibitions to inspire the next generation of women into STEM fields. • […]

It’s happened – the Stemettes are going visual with a brand new @Stemettes Instagram account. Follow us for behind the scenes shorts of where Team Stemettes is, weekly shots of Stemettes living life, picstitches and feedback from Little & Student Stemettes. We’ll also be revealing surprises and exciting news as it happens, so follow us to be the first in the know!

Spring Hack at Bloomberg Would you like to make an app (or game) for your mobile phone? Are you interested in computers? Come to the Stemettes Hack at Bloomberg! You will create an app – come along for just one day or do both (we recommend both)! No previous coding experience necessary. Done some coding before? Our experts will teach you how to create complex apps using HTML, CSS and JS. Win prizes! Food and Laptops provided – just bring yourself! Completely FREE, thanks to our wonderful sponsors Bloomberg, and their generous provision of a venue at their Central London offices. Sign […]

Anne-Marie has been given the 2014 FDM Everywoman in Technology Rising Star Award alongside some incredible women in technology. The Judges said she had the “the X-Factor and lit up the room as she walked in”. Congrats to all of the finalists! Here is the full list of Winners and their awards.