Inspiring Females event encourages STEM careers

On Wednesday 2 May Miss Webber took a group of year 10 girls to the Inspiring Females event, organised by GDST and hosted by Norwich High School. It was an early start but well worth it as the day was indeed inspiring, with many fantastic role models for the girls to listen to and speak with.

The day began with a Q&A session entitled “Meet the 24%” referring to the percentage of women in STEM roles. The panel included: Jess Wade, Caroline Dean, Alison Hodge, Sarah Morgan, Hannah Mary Goodlad and Alex Madsen. The girls also watched live TED talks and experience interactive workshops as well as career clinics to what their appetite for potential future paths!

The pupils particularly enjoyed the talk from Dr Jessica Wade from Imperial College, speaking with a researcher about her current project at the John Innes Centre laboratories and meeting a Sydenham High alumna, Professor of Engineering Leadership, Alison Hodge MBE  PhD  FInstP  CPhys  FIET  CEng  FWES  FHEA!

It was a brilliant day, with 260 girls from local schools all hearing about how they can be whatever they want to be – resonating with our own motto of fearing nothing!

To read more about this wonderful experience, there are many posts from attendees using #IFSTEM and @inspfemales.