Women make up nearly half of the UK’s workforce, yet in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), only 13% are female.
The Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise that is trying to close this gap. Founded by Ann-Marie Imafidon FRSA, they’ve had widespread press coverage and recently launched an exciting new six week programme – Outbox Incubator.
The programme is fun, free, and will involve a series of interactive events, workshops, inspirational talks, and fun activities all aimed at helping girls aged 11-22 grow their STEM ideas. It's an incredible opportunity to explore STEM subjects outside of the classroom, and to understand how to practically apply skills in a entrepreneurial setting. They’ll work with mentors who will provide advice and expertise on everything from digital marketing to product development and pitching techniques.
Outbox will run from 27 July until 5 September 2015.
There are two ways you can get involved:
Stemmettes are looking for STEM-experienced programme and post-programme mentors, as well as people to run sessions, share their experiences with the girls, and supervise their ‘downtime’ periods.
Or, if you know a girl who’d really benefit from taking part, you can nominate one, but the deadline is 28 May so you’ll need to be quick.
Visit the Stemettes website to find out more about both opportunities.