On 26 November, the Department for Transport and Stemettes held an online panel discussion with women in aviation to increase awareness of this STEM career path.
Seven amazing aviation role models joined in the discussion from industry, entrepreneurship and academia. 2670 young women and non-binary people joined across YouTube, Twitter or Facebook.
Welcome! ? Head Stemette @aimafidon kicks off with Meet the Stemettes in Aviation Panel Event #ShesSheilaScott ✈️#WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/9sy4WZaraK
— Stemettes ® ?★ # + (@Stemettes) November 26, 2020
Those who attended rated the panel 9.1 out of 10.
- 100% are now more aware of STEM-related careers
- 90% now see STEM in a better light
- 88% have learned something new about STEM
- 88% now feel more confident in their STEM abilities
- 82% now feel more connected to peers and role models in STEM
Here’s what some of our attendees thought:
“Learning more about STEM and aviation was a lot of fun. All the panel members were amazing“
“Enjoyed the live stream via FB with mum and sister. Opened up different conversations.“
“It was an absolutely fabulous event. I have been apprehensive about perusing a career in aviation for a while but this has really inspired me to take the leap into aviation“
What an amazing, inspirational panel! My daughter's ears were up when she heard that they were not 'encouraged' to go into that area but was determined to do it anyway! Not sure where she gets that from…..? #likemotherlikedaughter #ShesSheilaScott @Stemettes pic.twitter.com/zmcA7Fm1lM
— Karla Parker ?⚽ (@karla_parker) November 26, 2020
Thank you to all of our panel who shared their journeys, advice, and experience of being women in aviation. As Patricia Mawuli Porter reminded us, “women do rule the world”.