We all love Instagram and spend waaaay too much time scrolling. So, why not follow these accounts to keep you inspired whilst scrolling?!

1. @browngirlsintech

Brown Girls In Tech are focused on the education, engagement & empowerment of brown girls who are passionate about technology & entrepreneurship.

2. @smartkiduk

Smart Kid are running fun and creative focused workshops in UK. Smart Kid are teaching children things they don’t usually learn at school. Take a look at their account for STEM activities to try with kids.

3. @f1_suffrajets

An all-girls F1team from VGMS Going to UK nationals! Follow their journey and support them on their Instagram. Take a look at their website to meet the team and learn more about their car.

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@f1inschoolsuk @f1 posing for the camera!

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4. @drdevphd

Devon Pawley is a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Miami. Take a look at her account to see what she gets up to day-to-day in the lab.

5. @eakriistine

Ea Kristine Clarisse is a studying for her PhD in Biochemistry. She’s studying glycoproteins (proteins with sugar chains attached to them) in the central nervous system. Check out her page for posts about breaking the scientist stereotype.

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So recently I saw the hashtags #ilooklikeascientist and #ThisIsWhataScientistLooksLike and because I really like this concept I wanted to be a part of it! 😍 . . . ▶️I’m Ea 👋🏻 24 years old and a first year PhD student studying glycoproteins (proteins with sugar chains attached to them) in the central nervous system! . . ▶️ I’ve always mentioned that as much as I like science I like so many other things like fitness, fashion, traveling and recently art! ❤️ . 👩🏻‍🎨With Art, I’ve decided to showcase my experimental results in creative ways through @experimentsinart.ea . 👩🏻‍💼 On weekends I run various organizations with fellow student leaders. I am the president of the Association of Filipino Students in Japan (2019-2020) and secretariat for the ASEAN Youth Network in Japan. . 👩🏻‍🌾 I studied International Environmental and Agricultural Science for masters which opened my mind to science communication and how important it is to be able to translate our research to people from different fields to be able to collaborate and have more holistic and sustainable solutions to whatever problems we want to tackle with our work. . 👩🏻‍🦱 On my free time I like to dress up, travel, work-out and be a 100% girly girl (or a party freak). . . 🗣Let’s break the stereotype that defines what a scientist should be or look like! You can rock whatever personality you want to have while pursuing your dreams. You are never alone and people will be there to support you. So you do you! #ThisIsWhataScientistLooksLike #ilooklikeascientist #eadventures . . . #womeninscience #womenthinkscience #womentransformingscience #scicomm #neuroscience #agriculture #biochemistry #proteinresearch #japan #philippines #filipina #asian #womeninSTEM #STEM #womeninneuroscience

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6. @electricgirlsed

Electric Girls builds girls’ confidence and capabilities by engaging them through STEM. Follow along with their programmes and workshops throughout the year.

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The Board of Directors and staff of Electric Girls are pleased to announce and welcome Jillian Sandoval as the organization’s incoming Executive Director. After a thorough and extensive search that began in May, the Board of Directors and hiring committee unanimously voted to appoint Jillian as Executive Director as a direct result of her extensive experience in non-profit leadership, her commitment to equity for New Orleans girls and their families, and her genuine passion for Electric Girls’ mission. We were impressed with Jillian's thoughtfulness, curiosity, and contagious enthusiasm during the hiring process. Jillian demonstrated a skilled ability to lead Electric Girls through the upcoming strategic planning process with dedication to inclusivity and shared voice. Jillian comes to Electric Girls after serving as Executive Director of Evacuteer.org, where she also previously served as Program and Volunteer Manager. Prior to that, Jillian was an AmeriCorps Program Director at Project Homecoming. Jillian will begin her leadership position with Electric Girls on October 1st, working alongside our founder, Flor Serna, who will stay in a full full-time position with the organization through the end of the calendar year, and will become a member of the Board of Directors in January 2020. When asked to share a few words, Jillian offers the following: "I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to join Electric Girls, and am excited to get to know and strengthen relationships with the team, volunteers, board members, families, girls, and community partners. From my personal experience as a woman working in mostly male-dominated fields, it is one of my deepest convictions that women and girls should not only have a seat at any table we choose, but we should also know that we can build that table. I could not be more proud to have been selected to lead and serve alongside the Electric Girls community, and I look forward to helping the organization to grow into the future." ✨✨✨✨✨ #womeninstem #womenintech #electricgirls

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7. @women.transforming.science

Women Transforming Science features loads of diverse women in STEM and their careers and new announcements from the STEM community to always keep you up to date.

8. @makeupyourmint

9. @chloetheengineer

In need of some motivation? Check out Chloe The Engineer. She’s a civil engineer with a motivational feed that also shows what it’s like to be a civil engineer.

10. @soph.talks.science

Dr Soph Arthur is a PhD turned science communicator. If your feed is in need of some more science, then you need to follow this account for the science behind everyday objects.

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HOW DO WE TASTE FOOD? 🧁 . I LOVE my food 😍 honestly I dont think there are many better things that a delicious meal, a refreshing drink or a tasty treat. . So much so that I want to get back into cooking again this year. New cuisines, new recipes & new skills hopefully, and I'm hoping science will help me do that. I announced earlier this month that I was going to start a new food science 🌶🧀 feature, but I cant really start that without first explaining more about our incredible sense of taste – also called gustation! . So, let's start with the tongue 👅 . Find yourself a mirror & stick your tongue out. Now take a look at your tongue. I mean a really close look 👀 You're looking for all these tiny bumps on this muscle of yours. All of these bumps are called papillae. . There are four different types of papillae: Fungiform, circumvallate, foliage & filiform, with the latter being the most common. But these arent your taste buds. No! Your taste buds are buried in the walls of these papillae. . So what are taste buds made up of? They consist mainly of a taste pore, sensory cells called taste receptors, taste hairs & nerve fibres. When a flavour molecule 🍟 enters the taste pore, the taste receptors work out what flavour it is & send that message to the nerve fibres to pass on to our brain 🧠 . There are five main flavours to taste perception: salty, sweet, bitter, sour & umami. Now you may have been told that certain regions of your tongue 👅 taste particular flavours, but that's a myth we are here to bust! All taste buds can actually recognise ALL these taste elements. . BUT having said that, the sides of your tongue are more sensitive than the middle. And the back of your tongue is more sensitive to bitter flavours. Its evolved as a final checkpoint against poisons & gone off food before you swallow it! 🤢 . And it's all different combinations of these five flavours that gives us all these delicious flavours & helps us work out what our favourite flavour of ice cream, fave pizza topping or favourite fruity snack. . What are your fave foods? 🧁🍌🍟🧀🌶 . Also stay tuned for what is probably going to be more pictures of me eating food in this series 🙈😂

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11. @engineeringgals

Engineering Gals is an online community for women in engineering. Their page features profiles from women in all areas of engineering and positive affirmations. Join the engineering community!

12. @lozcallender_

Lauren Callender is a PhD student. Follow her account to see what life is like in the lab. She’s also the creator of the Science Scribbles account, check them out for super cute STEM pins.

13. @noreenthesciencequeen

Noreen is a scientist and founder of Big Thinkers. Check out Noreen’s page for super fun science experiments you can try at home with younger ones.

14. @gchq

Go behind the scenes at the UK’s intelligence, cyber and security agency. They’re definitely worth following if you’re interested in cyber security.

15. @innovateheruk

InnovateHer is for all you techies out there. Meet tech role models and learn more about tech careers, it’s also a great page to head to for some midweek inspiration…

16. @phdelery

Dr Elizabeth Delery is a biomedical scientist, check out her page for behind the scenes of life as a biomedical scientist (and her super cute dog, Thor).

17. @stemcorps

Meet the lovely Poornima, she’s studying bioengineering and nanotechnology and has a great page following her round to the events she goes to, news in STEM and the many cool people she gets to meet. One for all you future engineers out there!

18. @visiola_fdn

The Visiola Foundation mentor and empower African girls/young women to maximise their potential as leading scientists, technologists, engineers, and innovators!

19. @lotusstemm

A leadership and networking platform for South Asian women in STEM and Medicine.

20. @humansofstemuk

Follow this account to meet new STEM role models and learn more about their world-leading research. It’s also great for anyone who is still not sure what STEM career they’d like to pursue.

21. @dr_niamh_shaw

Dr Shaw is a STEM graduate and space enthusiast from Ireland. She also loves to integrate art into STEM with her theatre shows and installations. Definitely one to follow for anyone interested in space.

22. @charlottephelps_

Charlotte is an F1 Strategy Engineer. Follow her for life behind the scenes as an engineer and some mental wellbeing reminders.

23. @lauren.yeomans

Lauren is an Experimental Particle Physicist at CERN. Follow her page to learn more about life at CERN and join her community of physics fans.

24. @womenintechfestuk

A great event for (as the name might suggest) women in tech. Keep up to date with speakers and headliners, also, this account will help you meet new women in tech you haven’t hear of before!

25. @ladysolar

Lady Solar (AKA Ayah Alfawaris) is an Engineer and Energy Policy Manager. If renewable energy and sustainability is your passion, she’s definitely worth a follow.

26. @science_sassy

The most aesthetically pleasing science account on Instagram! This is an account to follow for anyone interested in learning more about life in the science lab.

27. @whatsnotatschool

Amazing A is an 11-year-old blogger and STEM lover. Follow her STEM journey on her Instagram account. She also has a blog full of inspirational STEM role models (including an interview with Head Stemette).

28. @herstatistical_significance

Dr Em is a Statistics Assistant Professor. She’s got a great page full of inspirational quotes and stats lessons.

29. @pipettetopaintbrush

Soma is a biologist and digital designer. She has digitally drawn many women in STEM and shares their work on her instagram account. Check out her page to meet new women in STEM and their careers.

30. @girlchangetheworld

Lorena is a STEM entrepreneur and diversity advocate. On her page you can follow her around and she also has the best midweek inspo posts!

31. @curleni

Eleni Routoula (PhD) shares her experiences as a PhD and post-PhD woman in STEM.

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The misconceptions about doing a PhD…🤔🤔🤔 The decision-making process towards doing PhD is quite private and very rarely we get the whole picture. I know why I decided to start a PhD and I know the reason I decided to finish it (not the same!🤯). While I was weighting my options, I heard many scary + encouraging views. While I was in it, I also heard various opinions, and going through the journey, they sounded different than before. Having been done and dusted with it🥳, I have come to some realisations. Let’s see some common PhD #misconceptions (feel free to add more 😊): ➡️Doing a #PhD will guarantee you a (good) job: lol, no. There are no career guarantees anymore. ➡️You will suffer during your PhD: It is a personal (and circumstantial) #journey, where people are diving into scientific/personal/institutional deep-water. You might find it less/more easy than others. ➡️You need #publications to get a PhD: it depends on the country. In general, having your work been peer-reviewed helps with the final examination. ➡️PhD is/isn’t a 9-5 #job: it is what you make it be. People get PhDs with anything between a 9-5 to a 24/7 approach. It depends on circumstances. I treated mine as a 9-5 job with some (months of) overtime. ➡️After a PhD you are the #expert on your topic. Given that we are looking at a teen- tiny aspect of a very focused area, yes we are the experts. Realistically, we realise how much we don’t know, coming up with more questions than answers. ➡️PhD researchers are poor. A tax-free PhD stipend (UK) is actually a “liveable” minimum wage, good enough for 1 person #unpopularopinion. ➡️You have to obey your #supervisor: not really. Having a good relationship with them makes things easier, but you don’t have to listen to everything they say, especially if you have good reason to believe otherwise. ➡️If you do a PhD you will stay in #academia: erm, no, there’s not space for all of us. Majority of PhDs find work outside academia. ➡️During your PhD you should not engage with anything else other than research: Hi! Have we met?🤪 #talkaboutit #PhDchat #expectations #beprepared #instathoughts #doctorate #experience #opinion #mindset #research

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32. @herhelloworld

Holly is a Stemette Alumni turned Stemette mentor and an engineer at Microsoft. Join her community of techies and follow her page to find out more about life as a software engineer.

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FAQ Q.13 // What strategy should I use to secure an internship?⁣ 💡 ⁣ Getting an internship (or any new job) is a job in and of itself – it takes time, research, and a bit of courage. 💪 My approach to applying to internships is the same as university. Start by researching and compiling a list of available internships alongside their the requirements and the application process. 📃 Break this list down into your REACH, EXPECTED, and SAFETY options. Having safety options are great backup plans. ⁣ Make sure to be brave and apply to roles that you may not necessarily have 100% of the qualifications ⁣for. Most good companies HIRE FOR POTENTIAL – I was literally told that they basically expected me to know nothing when I joined my internship at Microsoft. 😂 Don't reject yourself before they can, see what you get and then you can make an informed choice about where you want to go.⁣ ⁣ Internships, especially at the big tech companies, open their application windows usually in the end of summer/fall and close around the holidays. This means you need to be on top of it if you want to get a spot at a top company especially since many do rolling interviews so once the spots are filled then that’s it. ⁣ ⁣ Start to put this list and resume together a few months before the year before your internship ie. Prep the summer before so you can apply at the start of the school year. 🕓 Remember, you're going to be busy once school starts so do yourself a favor now.⁣ ⁣ With your list of roles in hand, you can now focus building relevant skills and network to help in the interview process and the job. 👩‍💻 Keep in mind that rejections will happen and to not take it too personally. I was rejected by a small company before Microsoft took me!⁣ ⁣ Want to know more? Take a look at these FAQ posts found in my FAQ story highlight:⁣ ⁣ ☑️ FAQ Q.7 // What you can do as a student/new dev to increase your chances of getting an interview⁣ ☑️ FAQ Q.8 // How to take your interview skills to the next level⁣ ☑️ FAQ Q.10 // How to network and make meaningful connections

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33. @anomalys_views

Akua is a Stemette Alumni and a software engineer. On her page, she shares her journey in tech and answers all your software engineering questions.

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I recently made the transition from working on front-end ( JS and React) to back-end(Python /Django etc) at work and I am loving it. @makersacademy bootcamp taught me how to learn and pick up new things quickly and efficiently by being language agnostic. I will forever be grateful for this. It has meant that I am able to be flexible at work and enjoy the process of transitioning as oppose to it being a daunting process.⁣ ________________________________________________ ♦️𝗪𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭?!?!⁣ ⁣ 💫 I get asked this question alot and I would say pick any! Honestly don't sweat it.. I started of with Ruby and got really comfortable with it and now I work with Python…. but stick to ONE when starting! Don't focus too much on the language (syntax) but rather on the concepts of it and get a good understanding of it by building things! It's the best way to learn and you will find it easier to then explore other languages as you grow.Check out FreeCodeCamp website as a starting point. .⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ♦️𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝?!? ⁣ ⁣ 💫Front-end: Is what you see and interact with on your browser(client-side). Overall it is the practice of converting data to a graphical interface. ⁣ ⁣ 💫Back-end: Any kind of development that doesn't involve creating code that produces a user interface.⁣ ⁣ There is more to it than this and this may not be the best description but I always think of it as what you see vs. what you don't see. ⁣ ⁣ ♦️𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜?!? ⁣ ⁣ 💫That is, your ability as a software engineer are not limited to a very specific set of languages. Instead, you are able to quickly learn new paradigms which fit your needs and use them effectively. #anomalysviews #girlswhocode #stem #shecan #womenwhocode #developer #stem #python #javascript #makers #freecodecamp #routes #views #backend #frontend #anomalysviews

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34. @ebgineering

Meet electronic engineer, software developer and Stemettes mentor, Eb. Follow her and learn more about life as a software developer.

35. @astronautstarbright

Future Astronaut, Doctor, Engineer, Taylor Richardson, has a great account FULL of STEM inspiration and role models for you to check out.

36. @muslimwomeninstem

A positive space to share powerful narratives, break stereotypes & inspire the next generation of girls in STEM. Follow to meet some new STEM role models you haven’t heard of before.

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In 2019, at MuslimWomenInSTEM I mostly shared stories of exemplary women in STEM from the past and a few from present. . Women who were trailblazers, who were geniuses and some who were simply extraordinary. . My aim at MWSTEM is to bring to the fore these women that were deliberately forgotten or whose achievements were uncredited or unshared for all these years. . As important as it is to honor the legacy of these past heroines in STEM, it’s also imperative that we share the narratives of real women- i.e contemporary women across STEM fields who are fighting for gender equality, breaking the glass ceilings and smashing stereotypes and inspiring young women to join STEM. . In 2020, every week I will be featuring a contemporary Muslim Women in STEM. . Yass!! You heard it right. Educated, empowered, confident Muslim women do exist as opposed to the negative narrations portrayed by media and society. . We need more modern, young and successful STEM role models so that young girls could see themselves in these role models. . Are you all kicked to learn more about real Muslim women in STEM?? . And if you are a women in STEM with an inspirational story then DM me so that we could share it with the world. . P.S — Professor Farkhonda Hassan, Professor Jackie Ying and Dr.Burcin Pakdil are still active in their respective STEM fields. . #womensrepresentation #womenrolemodelsforgirls #womenempowerment #womeninstem #fatimaalfihri #zahahadidarchitect #maryammirzakhani #inspirationalwomenintechnology #womeninscience #muslimwomenrising #muslimwomenempowerment #muslimwomenrolemodels #muslimwomeninscience #muslimwomeninstem #stemrolemodels #mbdailyposts #muslimahinspiration #mwstem

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37. @womengineered

Harvard Alum Environmental Engineer and sustainability representative passionate about making science inclusive and exciting. Featuring loads of quotes from women in STEM and STEM holidays.

38. @womenareboring

Women Are Boring feature fascinating research by interesting women. They aim to build the profile of women researchers. You can also take a look at their website here.

39. @luisapanuccio

Luisa is a Civil and Architectural Engineer who has a IGTV series called ‘STEM at Home’. Have a go at her STEM experiments using items from around your house.


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