Bridging the STEM gender gap with STEM Women events this AutumnNews
Posted by: electime 24th April 2019
Women make up less than a quarter of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce in the UK.
STEM Women has assisted over 100 graduate employers, helping companies attract female applicants to their graduate scheme, internship and placement opportunities.
STEM Women organise events that bring together female university STEM students and relevant employers at female-friendly community events throughout the UK and Ireland.
“Women are underrepresented in STEM, and we want to grow a community that brings women, who are either studying or have studied a STEM subject, together with employers and inspirational keynote speakers. Our events offer employers, students and graduates with a STEM background a chance to meet and network in a nurturing environment.” Said Sophie Chadwick, STEM Women Events Manager.
This autumn, STEM Women is running seven events across the UK and are holding an event in Dublin for the first time:
List of Events
- 16 October: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, Edinburgh
- 23 October: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, London
- 30 October: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, Manchester
- 5 November: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, Birmingham
- 13 November: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, Bristol
- 20 November: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, Dublin
- 27 November: STEM Women Autumn Community Event, London
All STEM Women events feature the opportunity to network with top employers such as NatWest and KPMG, as well as innovative SMEs, who are looking for talented women to drive their business forward. There are also inspirational talks from influential keynote speakers.
STEM Women have received fantastic feedback on past events, with Julia Daffy from NatWest stating that the highlight for her was “Meeting so many wonderful women, all very bright and intelligent, who have not perhaps thought about investment banking as a career for them. It’s great to see them come and listen to us and really open their eyes to a career in investment banking.”
All STEM Women events are free for students, over 1,000 STEM students and graduates attended autumn events in 2018. Chika Chima, a chemistry student from the University of East Anglia said of the event she attended:
“I think I’ve got a confidence boost and the encouragement to keep going. I was able to speak to so many people who code and who are in the industry, in the careers that I hope to be in one day. Hearing about how they got there was really encouraging to me and making those connections was a great opportunity for me. It’s great to be able to say you know someone who is in the field you want to be in.”
For a full breakdown of exhibiting employers, event sponsors and speakers, please visit www.stemwomen.co.uk/events.