On 12 February 2018 during the half-term, we headed to BAE Systems’ offices in Farnborough to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Frances Demuth: Geologist, STEM Ambassador Science Centre Kirsten Ward: Operational Cyber Researcher, BAE Systems Alessandra Treviso: Research Engineer, NCC Harriet Barr: Data Analyst, BAE Systems Hannah Mitchell: Cyber Security Technical Specialist, BAE Systems Mivy James: Head of Consulting, National Security BAE, Systems Pam Wilson: Engineering Manager, BAE Systems Mystery Man Angus Currie: Engineering Director, BAE Systems They all introduced themselves, then answered questions from […]

On 8th March 218 we hosted HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle at our International Women’s Day event, so asked our attendees to take part in a competition to tell us about the women in STEM who inspire them. Here are the 3 winning submissions. Patience Sabiti “Do you know what a space gynaecologist is? No? Well neither did I until I read about Varsha Jain. In my opinion she is probably the coolest kind of doctor in the world. Varsha Jain specialises in understanding how women’s bodies respond to living in space. For example, what happens when you […]

We celebrate International Women’s Day in a big way each year. This year we outdid ourselves with a total of 8 events across Birmingham, Manchester and London. Here’s a roundup of what happened that day. 9.00 – Yasmin gave a speech at NTT Communications, London We hosted a panel event at NTT back in October so came back to celebrate IWD with them and share how we do what we do. Sherpa Stemette, Yasmin Lodhi spoke for an hour on The Stemette Life and our impact on thousands of girls and young women. Yasmin Lodhi from the @Stemettes kicks off […]

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. We’re been inspiring girls into STEM for more than 5 years, here are 5 of our young women, and parts of their Stemette journeys. Jastina, Decibel Insight If it wasn’t for the Stemettes and meeting my Sherpa I wouldn’t be here now! Jastina started the Student to Stemette Programme back in 2014 and was matched with Shannon Walker. Shannon was working as an Enterprise Architect at DB during the programme. Jastina now works for Decibel Insight in London. I first came across the programme through meeting Anne-Marie at a […]

Sharmin, 16, is studying A-levels in Maths, Physics and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. She was one of five participants selected to attend Dreamforce in San Francisco from Nov 4 to 11 2017. Through the Student to Stemette programme (a non-profit organisation to encourage young women to pursue STEM careers), I attended the Dreamforce 2017 event held by Salesforce, the “worlds most innovative company according to Forbes”. Dreamforce was a place where many companies came together to share, experience, learn from each other and develop. From pitches to dens to start-ups, keynotes, parties, and discussions, ‘jam-packed’ cannot […]

Kelsey, 20, is studying for a degree in Computer Science at Aston University and a part of our Student to Stemette programme. These are excerpts from her Tumblr post. She was one of five participants selected to attend this year’s Dreamforce in San Francisco from Nov 4 to 11 2017. Thanks to Stemettes and Deutsche Bank, me and 4 other ladies were flown out to San Francisco to attend Dreamforce 2017! This blog post is going to be a run down of everything that happened, how awesome it was and how you could be flying off next year to attend a conference with […]

We’re more than proud of our Student to Stemette ‘more-than-mentoring’ programme and everything our ‘Sherpees’ achieve. From winning Undergraduate of the Year Award for Innovation to becoming Arkwright Fellows. From observing industry on the programme to entering industry and coming back to support the programme. We’re incredibly lucky to be able to support so many young women as part of Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be Citizenship programme. This year, for the third time we took 5 Sherpees on a trip to a tech conference in the US. Dreamforce is the annual conference of Stemettes’ long-term partner Salesforce – a celebration […]

This post has been written by Hina, 17 who attended our Meet the Stemettes panel event at NTT on 26th October. I was fortunate enough to attend the NTT panel event held in London during the October half-term. The event began with an introduction by David (Director of NTT) explaining what the company stands for, what it strives towards and how behind the hard work, there are incredible women involved. Then, we were introduced to the main part of the event, the panellists. The panellists were full of successful and striving women ranging from the ages of 17 and older. One of […]

This post has been written by Hadiyah, 16 who attended our Meet the Stemettes panel event at NTT on 26th October. During October half term, I attended a Stemettes event with NTT Europe at their headquarters in London. It stands for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone and it is a Japanese company that has offices in over 110 cities. The event started off with a quick introduction to the women on the panel. It was full of incredible women such as Ella Willsmore, who was only 17 years old to Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe who founded her own beauty company, Premae. We […]

Sheffield is a beautiful city, and was well known in the 19th Century for it’s production of steel. On the morning of 27th October, it was glowing beautifully in the Sun and we knew it as the final stop on our 2017 #MonsterConfidence tour. My keynote yesterday at the Stemettes #MonsterConfidence event which welcomed girls doing #STEM from schools, universities and industry. 'The importance of networking and building an online presence' https://t.co/sxiDCC8TjP via @SlideShare — Sue Beckingham (@suebecks) October 28, 2017 Sue Beckingham, Principal Lecturer of Computing at Sheffield Hallam opened our day with a keynote on the importance of […]