It’s been 6 months since the project kicked off and boy has a lot happened! Not only have we had a serious heatwave, with UK temperatures reaching their highest for 7 years and accompanying thunderstorms but we’ve also welcomed a few new arrivals (congrats Kate!) to the team. In addition to Sonia Meggie (Inspirational Stemette), Lydia Monnington & Fahran Wallace (Hackathon Stemettes) Jacquelyn Guderley & Sophie Drouet (Blogging Stemettes), Michelle Brook (Policy Stemette) and Debbie Jelenke (Event Stemette) we welcome Marily Nika (Uni Stemette) who will be working on our links with Universities. Here’s the lowdown on everything… Up next Summer Hack time! We’ve been planning a girls hackathon since the very beginning […]

You normally wouldn’t expect to see an all-woman panel of experts on science, technology, engineering and math (commonly known as STEM). And why would you? There is a surprising consistency in the way women and girls are under-represented in scientific, engineering and technological fields across the world, and the UK is no exception to the rule. British women make less than 10% of all engineers, are only 17% of the technology workforce in the UK, and 2 out of 3 female science graduates don’t work in Stem. In a country where the STEM skills shortage is a serious economic concern, […]