STEMettes’ ‘Routes into STEM’

A little over two weeks ago on the 5th December, the STEMettes took over Imperial (well the Math’s department)! 200 girls of GCSE and A-level age, as well as 9 panellists, including myself, had an afternoon of networking and discussions based around the topic ‘Routes into STEM’. The aim of the day was to give the girls a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM and the … Continue reading STEMettes’ ‘Routes into STEM’

Review: The Guardian’s ‘Forward Women’ Conference

A couple of weeks ago on 18th November, I attended The Guardian’s Forward Women afternoon. The conference was for 18 to 21 year old girls and focussed on women in leadership. My expectations were high, not least because it was an event run by one of the country’s leading newspapers, but the line-up of speakers were very established in their fields. As you’ll find out whilst reading this post, expectations … Continue reading Review: The Guardian’s ‘Forward Women’ Conference

WISE Awards 2015

On 12th November I had the pleasure to attend the annual WISE (Women In Science and Engineering) Awards at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel. The awards are designed to celebrate female talent in science, technology and engineering, with the nominees ranging from school girls through to established professors and experts in various fields. The evening started with a vibrant drinks reception, where I was introduced to several … Continue reading WISE Awards 2015

HeForShe #GetFree UK Tour

"Why is it bad to do things like a girl? I do things like a girl because I am a girl." — @LucindaJaneSA #GetFreeTourUK #HeForShe — HeForShe (@HeforShe) October 8, 2015 Last Thursday 8th October, I had the pleasure to welcome the HeForShe #GetFree UK Tour to Imperial! HeForShe is a huge gender equality campaign run by UN Women. As stated on their website HeForShe … Continue reading HeForShe #GetFree UK Tour

Greenlight For Girls

Last Saturday, 26th September,  I was invited to speak at the UK Greenlight For Girls (G4G) event, hosted by Imperial College. G4G is an international organisation dedicated to inspire girls to pursue STEM subjects, by introducing them to the world of science in fun and exciting ways. The brilliant event at Imperial allowed 12 to 16 year old girls from local schools to become a scientist and … Continue reading Greenlight For Girls

Talbot Heath Speech Day

On 11th September I was invited back to my old school, Talbot Heath, to be guest speaker at Speech Day. I spent almost my entire childhood at the school from the age of 3 to 16; it was an absolute honour to be asked back and a pleasure to speak with all the fabulous young girls and my old teachers. My day started with the biology A-level students … Continue reading Talbot Heath Speech Day