Stemettes event bridges London, Dublin
9 November 2015 | 0
More than 100 girls participated in a series of panel discussions at the third Meet The Stemettes event last Saturday in Dublin and London.
The event – organised by award-winning social enterprise Stemettes and hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch – gave girls the chance to walk to women who have built successful STEM careers.
The panelists included Prof Christine Loscher, leader of the Immunomodulation Research Group at Dublin City University; Dr Clare Eluka, founder and formulator of multi-award winning Premae Skincare, the world’s first certified free-from beauty company; and Elle Loughran, a sixth year student recently appointed to the Youth Panel of the British Science Association and named a global youth leader in nanotech by the Emerging Technologies Hub.
Stemettes co-founder Jacquelyn Guderley said: “This weekend’s multi-city Meet the Stemettes events were hugely important in allowing girls to feel a part of a global community of girls in STEM. Meeting female STEM role models, taking part in mini networking sessions and having the opportunity to ask panellists anything they liked – while in the impressive setting of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s offices – will be an experience that gives them confidence as they build their own STEM careers.”
In addition to panel events such as those in London and Dublin, Stemettes runs hackathons, a mentoring scheme and Outbox Incubator, which creates young female STEM entrepreneurs (girls aged 11-22).
In January Stemettes will be launching OtotheB – a global online platform for girls interested in STEM and entrepreneurship.