Stemettes took over the Rise London offices on August 21st and 22nd 2019 for a hackathon. Rise, by Barclays, is the home of fintech (financial technology) and together we partnered for a hackathon theme titled ‘Using your money for good with the help of technology’. We hosted 58 girls (with some boys too) aged 5-22 to attend the hackathon, where they learnt how to build an app. Our young coders formed into three groups; Dough, Dollar and Dosh. Dough coded their app using AppShed; Dollar used AppInventor to create their app and Dosh leveraged Glitch code their app. Congratulations to […]

Mahek Vara was 16 years old when she began to code, and over the last two years, she has helped more than 78,000 children do the same. She saw that children who attended government schools in India were not receiving a 21st-century education; they were not learning digital skills and were not able to use a computer. Mahek decided that she should do something about it. Mahek herself had been inspired by so many strong role models in technology including Dr Anne Marie and her setup of the Stemettes and the programs such as Student to Stemette that she was […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech at the Grace Hopper Conference 2019. Becky, a first-year student of BSc Computer Science, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    I’m hoping to gain a once in a lifetime experience to be surrounded by successful women and to become extremely motivated in pursuing my career in STEM        Gain more knowledge concerning the field of Computing        I’d also be looking to build a […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech in the world for the fourth year running! The Grace Hopper Celebration of 2019 did not disappoint. Hadiyah, a first-year student of Mathematics at the University of Bath, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    Gather more knowledge on careers in Computing        Attend a variety of sessions so she can be guided into which modules to select in her 2nd year of Uni        […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech – The Grace Hopper Celebration of  Women in Computing! Ayushi, a degree apprentice at KPMG, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:     I am hoping to talk to many other women in STEM and hear their experiences into how they got on their journey.         It would help me gain a bit of confidence to hear empowering stories which I could also share with other […]

Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech – The Grace Hopper Celebration of  Women in Computing!   Akua, a recent Makers Academy Bootcamp Graduate who now works as a Software Engineer, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following:    A friutful network and lifelong friendships.         Practical tools to take back to work that I can implement to help us work better.        More confidence.         Different perspective and […]