On Saturday 9th March, we were back at LGIM to host our very special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. LGIM is short for Legal & General Investment Management. At LGIM they handle money for millions of people across the world and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. We were joined by a fantastic panel from across STEM: Claire Aley – Head of Product and Investments Business Management, LGIM Emma Jackson – Head of Product Strategy & Development, LGIM Montague Ashley-Craig – CEO, MONTAMONTA Aleya […]

For our last tour date of 2018, we had to go out with a bang and Derry certainly did not disappoint! 153 girls and young women joined us at Millennium Forum ready to give Monster Confidence 2018 the send-off it deserved. From the attendees to the volunteers, everyone was in great spirits to make sure the event was a storming success. The spectacular Rachel Gawley (Senior Product Researcher, PwC) and impeccable Mary Mckenna (tech entrepreneur) both gave keynote speeches to inspire the girls and show them how successful women in STEM can be. As always, we put on an exhibition, […]

Stop number four on our #MonsterConfidence tour was Bristol. On November 16th, Just Eat welcomed us and 33 girls for a day of confidence building. For our keynote speech, the lovely Samira Abokor (Associate Product Manager, Just Eat) enthralled the girls; they were certainly left pumped for the day ahead! Just Eat, Aerospace Bristol and Mathematics Education Innovation partnered with us to boost the confidence of the girls and young women that came along. From speed mentoring to mock interviews to professional headshots, the girls had a fun-filled day learning how to prepare for interviews, present themselves online and be […]

For the third stop on our #MonsterConfidence tour 2018, we headed up north to Manchester. The Federation provided the perfect setting for one of our most successful events of the year. Clare Sudberry (Lead Consultant Developer, ThoughtWorks) and Ffion Turner (Business Intelligence Board Director, MediaCom) delivered keynote speeches that empowered everyone who attended and showed the young women the range of possibilities STEM offers. ThoughtWorks, GCHQ, PwC and MediaCom partnered with us for this event – MediaCom even sourced 170 pies for lunch! 140 girls and young women joined in with a range of activities including mock interviews, speed networking, […]

Birmingham welcomed us for our second stop of the #MonsterConfidence tour 2018. On November 6th, 219 girls headed to Millennium Point, ready to be inspired. GCHQ, Meggitt, Bombardier, Hitachi and the OR Society partnered with us to put on a great event for the girls of Birmingham. We had a professional photographer taking headshots of the girls, lightning talks, speed networking & mentoring and mock interviews with industry professionals. We had 2 incredible keynote speakers from Millennium Point and GCHQ, along with a panel of successful women to share their experiences with the girls. Our panellists included: Abbie Vlahakis, Millennium Point […]

On February 19th, Stemettes partnered with BT to bring a panel event to Ipswich; giving girls and young women in the area the opportunity to network and hear from industry experts how they made it! 73 young women and adults joined us for a day of networking, mentoring and STEM. Our panel included 7 women and 1 mystery man from across the STEM industry: Lisa Perkins- Adastral Park and Research Realisation Director, BT Jane Tateson – Senior Manager, IPR Licensing, BT Dr. Julia Jones – Founder, Artful Mind Project Rachel Wills – EDF, Sizewell B Power Station Dr. Shohreh Blank […]

#MonsterConfidence came back with a bang! We kicked off the 2018 Monster Confidence tour in London at Here East on Tuesday, October 16th and wow where do we begin? Around 450 girls and young women came along to our largest event of the year. First up was the amazing Florence Adepoju, who gave a keynote speech that set the tone for the day – one of inspiration, excitement and STEM. We had a range of workshops on topics like Presentations and Online Profiles delivered by Monster.co.uk. Attendees participated in Speed Networking, Mentoring & Mock Interviews with professionals from across the […]

Wow, 2018, what a year! This year marked our 5th anniversary and we went BIG to celebrate. From Derry to Morpeth, from Glasgow to Guernsey, we went all over the UK to inspire girls and show them the opportunities within STEM. We welcomed guests from all 4 nations and from all walks of life – including royalty. 2018 has been a truly unforgettable year for us, meeting thousands of you. While we’re still writing up events of the last few months, here are some 2018 highlights.. February BAE systems hosted us for our 1st public event in 2018 and it […]

September 25th was no ordinary Tuesday. The Biscuit Factory in London hosted Stemettes for our very first event with CloudNC! At this panel event, we discussed how start-ups offer maximum impact opportunities. Young women learnt about the many ways to be part of building emerging technologies that are driving industry change across the world and networked with our STEMazing panellists! Direna attended the event and was so inspired by the night, she reached and sent in blog! Here’s what she had to say: ‘Meet the Stemettes at CloudNC was an amazing evening. I got the chance to network with women […]

We partnered up with DXC this December for a very special holiday hack in Scotland! We kicked off the festive season with a hackathon partnered with DXC technology. On December 1st and 2nd, 35 local girls joined us in Glasgow for a STEMazing Christmas hack! The girls coded apps themed around helping Dementia patients. https://twitter.com/EmilieCombet/status/1068916578476060672 Straight after a few icebreakers, the girls were introduced to using either Appshed, AppInventor or HTML. They were given the task to build apps to help people with dementia. The girls could use as much creativity as they wanted to! Here is the impact of […]