Stemettes hosted a series of online events featuring inspirational talks about STEM at four different schools across the UK: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Millburn Academy, North Ormesby Primary Academy, and Rushden Academy. The events were attended by 265 young people and non-binary persons, with 75% saying they want to take part in another Stemette event. Events ranged from talks from Stemettes alumni about their journey in STEM to sessions with aviation professionals sharing their experience. Participants rated the events 7.5 out of 10: 93% reported that the way they see STEM had improved. 93% reported that their understanding of […]

In December, Stemettes and the Department for Transport hosted a two day Christmas event focussed on aerospace and science. It included a panel talk and activities for groups to design a product or business idea relating to aerospace, with the chance to present these ideas on the second day. The event consisted of three streams: 7 to 11, 12 to 15, and 16 to 18 year olds. Stemettes were joined by 66 participants who rated the overall programme 9.4 out of 10. “I really loved December Explore because it allowed me to be scientifically creative which is always exciting for […]

On 26 November, the Department for Transport and Stemettes held an online panel discussion with women in aviation to increase awareness of this STEM career path. Seven amazing aviation role models joined in the discussion from industry, entrepreneurship and academia. 2670 young women and non-binary people joined across YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. Those who attended rated the panel 9.1 out of 10. 100% are now more aware of STEM-related careers 90% now see STEM in a better light 88% have learned something new about STEM 88% now feel more confident in their STEM abilities 82% now feel more connected to […]

We partnered with TD Securities for a week-long Leadership Academy running from 22nd – 26th June 2020 for girls and non-binary people aged 16 or over. A total of 158 unique young people attended the events over the week! This was our first ever virtual academy, ran entirely on Microsoft Teams which meant that we had a global reach and were able to welcome loads of young women to the events. Each day had a different theme, and we closed the academy with a graduation ceremony and mini panel with TD Securities role models on Friday. After each one hour […]

On 13 October 2018, we were back at LGIM to host a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event for young women. LGIM, short for Legal & General Investment Management handle money for millions of people across the globe 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: Dame Helena Morrissey – Head of Personal Investing, LGIM Laura Downey – Technical Advisor in Global Health, Imperial College London Maysun Hassanaly – Systems Engineer, Transport Systems Catapult Miranda Lowe – Principal Curator and Museum Scientist, […]

At Stemettes we love running school trips, especially when we get to take pupils out to visit real STEM environments. On Wednesday 11th July Stemettes travelled to Maidenhead where Blackberry hosted a ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel. Girls from local schools (Furze Platt Senior School, Altwood School, and Trevelyan Middle School)  where able to meet and network with female STEM role models. The day kicked off with an introduction to the fantastic panel: Mari-Ann Meling –Front End Developer, Treatwell Ella Hodge – Talent Acquisition Coordinator, BlackBerry Dr Renata Gomes – Head of Research and Innovation, Blind Veterans UK Trudie Fell – Head […]

3rd March was an incredibly snowy day in London. It was also the date we’d chosen to host our special International Women’s Day ‘Meet the Stemettes’ panel event at LGIM’s offices in London. LGIM, short for Legal & General Investment Management handle money for millions of people across the globe and use maths and technology to keep it safe, invest it and grow it for their customers. Despite the snowy inches and very limited transport options, we had a full house (with a few more of top of that) so kicked off with introductions to our fantastic panel: Faduma Mohammed […]

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 […]

Sobelema, 19, is studying Computer Science at Queen Mary University and was an Outbox Executive on the Outbox Incubator in 2015. That time of year has come again to have young minds blown away by the possibilities that await them in STEM. This time STEMettes chose the theme of #RocketIntoSTEM by honouring Mary Jackson and the other women of NASA who made the moon landing of ’69 possible. Thankfully, these women are finally getting their chance in the (moon)light *pun intended* with the upcoming release of the film, Hidden Figures. Walking in to the stylish offices of Morgan Stanley I […]

We always look forward to coming to Newcastle. Possibly because of the lower temperatures; maybe because of the long distance we have to travel; definitely because of how friendly and lovely the people are. This was no different the day of our #thanksAda panel event on Thursday 15th October at the fantastic Campus North. Sponsored by Tech North (who look after tech startups across the North) we brought together a slightly more intimate panel than usual for Toon Army. Campus North is a colourful crowdfunded space for startups and tech companies who want to be based in Newcastle. We found […]