Stemettes and Bank of America Merrill Lynch would like to invite you to attend a celebration of Ada Lovelace day. We will be holding a panel event, complete with Q&A, networking (games) and nibbles.
Why? - There are inspiring women in the UK's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, but a lack of females rising to take their place in STEM. This diverse panel will be sharing their unusual STEM career paths and giving some top tips to current STEM students considering their options after university. The event is open to all and promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with STEM professionals to discover new opportunities, over light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
Ada, Countess of Lovelace, and daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is regarded as the world’s first computer programmer. "Ada Lovelace Day" is an annual event with an aim to "raise the profile of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths".
Who? - The event is aimed at Sixth-formers and University students, but younger girls can attend too (with a Parent/Guardian).
Where? - We'll be at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's City offices in London near St Paul's Cathedral. The address is 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ.
When? - We'll be starting at 2pm and hope to be finished by 4pm.
We'll be hearing from
- Gabrielle Omar - Architect and former Apprentice candidate who now runs Tea with an Architect (@GabrielleOmar)
- Chris O'Dell - Senior Software Developer at Music Download Service 7digital. Read all about her here. (@ChrisAnnODell)
- Giulia Thompson - Leads the Research & Development Physics team at Elekta (Read more about her here)
- Wendy Walford - Wendy has worked in a range of actuarial roles, advising companies on how to value the uncertain future of life insurance and helping them develop their strategy under a changing economic and regulatory environment.
- Sharon Kindleysides - Fellow of the IET and work in the Traffic Telematics Sector – where she is also Chairman of ITS UK the industry body representing organisations in Intelligent Transportation Systems. She sits on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity Leadership Group.
- Jennifer Scott - Jennifer is a Research Fellow of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). She leads the Numerical Analysis Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
- 1 lady from the world of Science (TBA)
- One mystery man TBA
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About the Stemettes - We're running a series of panel events, hackathons and exhibitions this year for girls from 9 years old right up to female university students. We'd like to show them amazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers. Some of whom wear heels, makeup and carry handbags just like any other woman!
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When & Where
We're showing that Girls do Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) too via a series of panel events, hackathons and exhibitions.