Eighteen girls from our Year 9 STEM group took part in an inspirational STEM careers event delivered by a company called Stemettes. The Stemettes are an award-winning social enterprise that has worked with almost 45,000 young people across the UK and Europe, their objective is to show that girls do Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths too! They work with young women and girls aged 5 up to 25 and help them make informed decisions on pursuing all manner of STEM related careers.

The session  consisted of two lightning talks from Jo Baptista, a Stemettes alumni, currently studying economics at Oxford University and also Jacinda Fahey who works for G-Research, who are a leading quantitative finance research firm. The talks were really inspirational and helped the Year 9 girls to seriously think about a career in STEM. The group asked some interesting questions about gender stereotypes and which GCSE’s, A level and degree courses they could take to best set them up for the future.

Stemettes Teacher Brief