200 girls from 17 Schools from across Norfolk and Suffolk attended the second Women of the Future conference at the John Innes Centre yesterday.
During the day the girls heard inspiring talks from physicist, oceanographer and presenter Dr Helen Czerski, Science TV presenter and YouTuber Maddie Moate, structural engineer Sian Hill and bioinformatician Dr Claire West.
The girls also had the chance to meet a wide range of STEMM employers including technology company Intel, the National Health Service, Dong energy and pharmaceutical company, Astra Zeneca, among many more.
During the afternoon 18 female STEMM role models from a a diverse range of STEMM professions talked to the girls in a ‘speed-networking’ session, to inform them on the huge range of STEMM professions available, and to advise, encourage and inspire them to consider a career in STEMM.
— CNS Science (@CNSScience) November 2, 2016
— Intel HPC (@IntelHPC) November 2, 2016
— John Innes Centre (@JohnInnesCentre) November 2, 2016
The girls were encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback and comments on a feedback wall, which quickly filled up with wonderful selection of quotes and questions.
“I’m learning that women need to change the world and change history.”
Samanta D, Thetford Academy
— Jon Badgery (@JonathanBadgery) November 2, 2016
— Dr. Phil Smith (@TSNphil) November 2, 2016
— Youth STEMM Award (@YouthSTEMM) November 2, 2016