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2022 STS Mentoring: Roche Cohort 1: End of Programme

Stemettes partnered with Roche on 3rd February 2022 to offer a Student to Stemette (STS) mentorship programme. Young women and non-binary people were matched with mentors to increase their confidence and employability skills within STEM fields.

The programme matched 20 mentees with 20 mentors to meet fortnightly for one-to-one sessions over four months of the programme. Mentors and mentees celebrated the end of the programme with a graduation ceremony and then provided feedback on their experience in the programme.

What did mentees think?

Mentees set goals at the start of their mentorship. By the end, 85% of their goals were achieved. Skills they worked on included networking, interview skills, time management, and CV writing.

The mentorship also aimed to work on expanding mentee’s networks and building self-confidence. All of the mentees on the programme said they wanted to maintain a relationship with their mentor and 92% felt their self-confidence had increased.

Mentees rated their improvement across Stemettes’ impact metrics:

  • 92% felt their network in STEM fields increased
  • 92% felt their confidence in their STEM abilities increased
  • 92% felt their knowledge of STEM increased
  • 100% felt their awareness of STEM career options increased

What did mentors think?

Mentors rated the programme 7.7 out of 10 and 92% would recommend the STS programme.

Mentors felt that being part of the programme improved their mental well-being, mentoring skills, and network and inspired them.

“As much as I hope I have inspired and helped my mentee she has certainly left me full of inspiration and faith in the younger generation” – STS Mentor


Thank you to Roche for partnering with Stemettes on this programme and to all the mentors for volunteering their time. Congratulations to the mentees on completing the programme.

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