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 […]

We, Stemettes, love great school trips. We get to run about 40 a year and especially enjoy the ones when we get to take pupils out of the school environment, into real world STEM ones. We did our very first school trip to fashion e-commerce giant ASOS on 5th March 2018 and had pupils from 3 London schools at their Camden HQ. The day kicked off with a tour of everything ASOS – from the stock room, to the photo studios to their tech teams and their canteen. We then got to know lots of their #womenintech – who worked […]

This Wednesday (the 8th of March), the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day #IWD2017, asking the question will you #BeBoldForChange? Stemettes will of course, be boldly and proudly recognising all of the ‘STEMazing’ contributions made by women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The month of March is also ‘Women’s History Month’ – a chance for us all to celebrate women in STEM, from the past, present and future. A report released last week found that that young girls across Europe become interested in STEM subjects around 11 years old but lose interest by 15, so it’s important […]

Celeste, 11, attends City Academy and attended one of our ‘STEM in a Day’ school trips at EY in July 2016. She wrote a piece about her experience, including a poem! We entered the shining tall building, and as we entered, we saw everything so organised and clean, looking as professional as the visit was itself. The staff looked lovely and were too. We had to create our own apps to replace school, to get a taste of what they do at EY. National Grid’s ngLabs were also there on the day and told us about wonderful things they work […]

At Stemettes, we take pride in being doers when it comes to inspiring girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We’ve compacted life in industry into one day with our STEM in a Day school trips. Two schools to bring ten of their girls into a STEM company to meet women in STEM, eat great food and gain technical skills – all in one day. School trips have never been so amazing. This year we’ve run trips to five companies with over 300 girls in London, Aberdeen and Dublin. We have upcoming events with Softwire, Bentley Systems and Accenture. […]

We’ve spent most of this month reflecting on our impact and taking stock of what we do, how we do things and who is doing them. Since January this year, we’ve had over 400 girls at panel events, hackathons and our ‘Stemettes in Schools’ workshops – Tap & Tinker at school premises and STEM in a Day at STEM workplaces. We’ve collected data (like attitudes to STEM, desire to work in STEM and ‘what you want to be when you grow up’) from most of the girls that we’ve seen but what has been ever nicer to look at has […]

Thank you September!

September is nearly over and as expected, we’ve been doing a lot of planning this month. There have also been a couple of highlights and lots of opportunities that have been sent to us. Check them out below – there’s a lot to get through! September roundup We kicked off September with a couple of appearances at Campus Party with the EU Commissioner for Innovation and Mozilla Foundation CEO Mark Surman. Head Stemette also joined a Women in Technology panel. Some of the girls who won tickets to Campus Party were there to witness it all – and of course […]