Our Sherpa Checklist

Take a look at what our Sherpas do below, if you can check off every element, then please sign-up today! We'd love to have you join our network of amazing 'Women in STEM' who are passionate about supporting the next generation of game-changers to see their STEM potential.

Cohort Length

July 2020 - Feb 2021

8-month mentorship

Graduation Ceremony March 2021

Time Commitment

1-hour long Video-call Meet-ups.

Once a fortnight.

Total time commitment = 16 hours



You will be given a Stemette Login to Microsoft Teams.

Training on how to use the platform is provided.


Your Network

You'll find that certain people in your network are exactly who your Sherpee needs to meet and get some input from. We're asking you to open your network of colleagues, former colleagues and professional contacts to allow your Sherpee to see how the (STEM) world works.

STS Project

You will support your Sherpee with their STS Project. This project could be a blog, for example, of their STS journey and learnings. Winners will be given first access to career placement opportunities.

Sherpa Support

You'll be given Meeting Guides and Topic Guides for your video-call meet-ups. You will receive Sherpa Training. You will have access to your Sherpa Peer Network to support each other. You'll have a Sherpa STS Helpline.

More than a Mentor

If mentors help define the dream, sponsors are the dream-enablers. Sponsors deliver: They make you visible to leaders within the company — and to top people outside as well. They connect you to career opportunities and provide air cover when you encounter trouble. When it comes to opening doors, they don’t stop with one promotion: They’ll see you to the threshold of power. [Forbes]

We're looking to equip the next generation of females in STEM with a great toolkit for building their career - a crucial part of which is fostering powerful relationships with mentors and sponsors. You'll be acting as a sponsor a.k.a Sherpa for one young woman over the course of 4 months - opening doors for her and exposing her to new opportunities, ways of thinking and career paths. Using our MeetGuides at each month's meeting, you'll help her to see her career from an alternative perspective, apply for schemes and meet the right kind of people.

Applications to be a Sherpa (Stemettes' Mentor) NOW OPEN