Our Aims & Mission

We are a network formed with the primary purpose of increasing gender equality within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and their related professions and jobs.

Our aims are to publicise the excellent achievements of women in STEM roles across the city of Plymouth and to increase female participation in STEM subjects through provision of role models and engagement with local schools, colleges and public events.

We believe that connecting people is the most powerful way to make a difference to women in STEM. To do this, we hold interesting and varied events throughout the year, have an active social media presence, and encourage our members to engage with schools and other educational establishments.

The three pillars of our approach are to inspire, to support, and to promote. Scroll down to find out more.

Inspire

We inspire more women and girls to embark on a STEM career, by connecting them with role models and expanding their idea of what STEM is and what they are capable of.

Our Young Women into STEM careers fair, held annually in the Autumn, is the main focus of our inspire strategy.

Support

We support women in STEM roles by providing a network of like-minded individuals who they can connect with to help overcome problems and seek out advice.

Our Networking, Lunch & Learn and Social events act as a platform to connect people and build skills.

Promote

We promote the fantastic work of women in STEM within our local area by showcasing them and their work at events, online and via our network.

Do you work in science, technology, engineering or maths and want to share your findings, successes, or challenges? Get in touch!