Stemettes partnered with Deutsche Bank to enable five UK students to attend the largest gathering of #womeninTech at the Grace Hopper Celebration 2019. Vanessa, a second year student of Mathematics at Imperial College London, is one of our STEMazing winners from our mentorship programme, Student to Stemette. Her aims for attending were the following: Inspiration from meeting so many amazing and successful women who are doing so well in STEM Since getting to university I have become more and more aware that there is more to STEM than I had first anticipated and that most people even know about so […]

Stemettes teamed up with Post Office on the 26 July to deliver a Hack London event. Girls aged 5-21 were invited to create their own app, with no previous coding experience required. We took over the Post Office Headquarters where our girls (and a few boys too) used Appshed, Appinventor and Glitch to build their applications.  Attendees rated the event a wonderful 9 out of 10. 97% of attendees shared that they would like to come again. 98% of attendees stated their confidence in STEM has improved. 7/10 attendees stated they would like a career in either STEM category. Attendees […]

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, […]

It’s been 3 years since we started our Student to Stemette programme. To celebrate all the work done with young STEM women in partnership with Deutsche Bank Citizenship and their Born to Be programme, we’re running a blog series sharing what Sherpees have gained and been doing whilst being on the programme. This week it’s Paula who was part of the London Cohort 5. Her Sherpa (mentor) was Roisin from Salesforce who is in Technical Enterprise Sales. Hi everyone! The Stemettes programme was initially recommended to me by a friend so naturally, wanting to better my future as well as […]

It’s been 3 years since we started our Student to Stemette programme. To celebrate all the work done with young STEM women in partnership with Deutsche Bank Citizenship and their Born to Be programme, we’re running a blog series sharing what Sherpees have gained and been doing whilst being on the programme. This week it’s Kelsey who was part of the Birmingham Cohort 5. Her Sherpa (mentor) was Neha from Deutsche Bank who is in Application Support. Today on the 8th Of February 2017 I had my first meeting with my sherpa Neha! I received an email about my matching […]

On Saturday 7 November, Meet the Stemettes panel events took place simultaneously in London and Dublin – sponsored and hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. For a full run-down of the day’s events – from how we almost lost Events Stemette Charlotte under a tsunami of goodie bags, to inspiring advice from our panelists, to how many Stemettes it takes to defeat a Luas ticket machine (clue: more than one) – check out our Storify of the day’s events here. Our next panel event is happening on 5th December at Imperial College and we’ll be in Manchester doing an Animation […]

Outbox Incubator: Week 4 #totesemosh

Just look at those girls. That was this morning when – for the first time since we started Outbox Incubator – I found myself in the house on the morning of “transfer day”. These girls, some of whom had been in the house since day 1 of week 1 (4 weeks ago now), were leaving the house at 6.30am – some of them off to airports to return to Dublin (hey, fun fact: some weeks about 40% of our intake has been Irish), some just hopping on a train to Essex. There was hugging, so much hugging, exchanging of handwritten […]

Outbox Incubator: Week 2 #thestruggleisreal

“I can’t decide which of my start-ups I should take to Demo Day to pitch for funding”. Oh the plight of the Outbox Incubator exec. Just 17 years old and Ciara Judge has three start-ups which are funding-worthy. The ideas existed before she joined Outbox, but the latest developments to Germinaid, Zilkr and PurchaseMate and the opportunity for funding has only come through the incubator. These are big conversations so it’s no wonder that the girls find making them a big deal. We’ve also seen a bit of a startup shuffle this week: one day into Week 2, @hollerrapp (Cats […]

We spent the weekend with 60 girls at Norwich High School and carried out our very first school-based hack. We always aim to have a laugh at our Hackathons and the weekend of 27th and 28th September was such a hoot! The girls had chosen to come along on their weekend to dabble in the programming world, they spanned across all year groups and they all had differing levels of tech knowledge. Norwich High School are partnered with a school in Ghana and are due to travel to visit them next year, we were tasked with running a hackathon for […]

Where: The Crystal building, One Siemens Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB. Nearest station is Royal Victoria DLR (via Canning Town station on Jubilee line). Leave the station and follow signs to the ‘Emirates Air Line’. The Crystal is a massive glass building. When: All day Saturday 23rd November – We’ll kick off at 10am and will be finished before 6pm. Workshops will run from 11am until 5pm. Lunch will be between 1pm and 2pm and we’ll have an afternoon break at 3.30pm.  Don’t worry if you can only come part of the day – we’ll add you to […]