POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW
WOMEN IN STEM
Dr. Sally Eaves is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and an award-winning keynote speaker and influencer with globally leading rankings across all advanced technology disciplines, future of work and social innovation aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE created Stemettes in 2013 to ensure girls, young women, and non-binary young people know that STEM is for them too. Stemettes has changed the lives of 52,000 young people across the globe with their 'Free, Fun, Food' ethos.
Kate is an English technology reporter, author, speaker, gamer & streamer. Kate promotes women in tech and gaming and speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings. She also speaks in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists.
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Stemettes is an organisation founded in 2013 which has helped 40,000 girls realise their STEM potential, quoting that “Girls do Science, Technology and Maths too”. Stemettes launched their very own STEM resources app, which is used by thousands of “Stemillion” school club members.
Reshma Saujani is an American lawyer and politician, and the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, which aims to increase the number of women in computer science and close the gender employment difference in that field.
DR JESS WADE
Dr Jess Wade is an excitable scientist with an enthusiasm for equality. She has been involved in several projects to improve gender inclusion in science, as well as encouraging more young people to study science and engineering.
DR SHINI SOMARA
Shini translates cutting-edge science into engaging television. She enjoys demystifying the secrets behind pioneering technology. Concerned with and the lack of women in STEM, she also has a weekly podcast called Scilence, featuring many of the female scientists she has met.
Abigail is an aspiring astronaut inspiring girls to get involved with the US space program. She dreams of being the first astronaut to Mars. Abigail is the co-founder of The Mars Generation, inspiring people to reach for their dreams.
Estefannie is a computer scientist, an engineer and designer. She has a YouTube channel where she likes to ‘overly engineer things’ and document her findings, prototyping, experiments, and failures.
Ruth Amos is an inventor and engineer, who builds children’s innovations on her YouTube channel. She invented StairSteady, an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use stairs safely and confidently, as part of a GCSE resistant materials project.
GIRLS WHO CODE
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organisation working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. 500m people have been reached worldwide through their resources and advocacy work.
Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker and writer. She has a PhD in fusion energy, has worked in education with the Ogden Trust and the Your Life campaign, and is a STEM Ambassador.
DR LUCY ROGERS
Lucy is an inventor with a sense of fun. An engineer and fellow of the IMechE by training, she is adept at bringing ideas to life, from robot dinosaurs at a theme park to mini-mannequins for a dressmaker and even a fartometer for IBM!
Anima is the Bren Professor of Computing at California Institute of Technology. She is a director of Machine Learning research at NVIDIA. Her research considers tensor-algebraic methods, deep learning and non-convex problems.
Ocean is a shark conservationist, biologist, research diver & professional PADI scuba instructor. She has travelled the world teaching diving & working with sharks and other marine life in research, conservation, and recreational projects.
Andini is a Canadian student inventor and public speaker. She won the Google Science Fair in 2013 for her thermoelectric flashlight. Her innovations in green energy inspire others to invent their own solutions.
IRON RING GIRLS
Mina Dezyanian created IronRingGirls in 2016 with the hope of bringing together women in engineering. Since then the community has become one of strong, confident and supportive women helping each other to build their careers in the STEM profession.
Roma Agrawal, MBE FICE is an Indian-British-American chartered structural engineer based in London. She has worked on several major engineering projects, including the Shard. Agrawal is also a diversity campaigner, championing women in engineering.
Dr. Khan is a strong advocate for women in medicine. She has given lectures in several countries on gender workplace dynamics and contract negotiation strategies for women in healthcare. She currently practices and teaches critical care and neuro critical care medicine.
Laura Medalia is a software engineer and avid Instagram user. She majored in English, but taught herself code on the side. From college she got a job in a health tech startup. Laura shares how she crushes the coding stereotypes through her Instagram.
GIRLS KNOW TECH
Marie is a software engineer doing a masters in machine learning. Marie is passionate about getting girls and women interested in tech and runs a blog series called Girl Knows Tech. Marie does everything she can to expose tech to underrepresented minorities.
Dr Teresa is a scientist holding a PhD in organic chemistry, founder and creator of women transforming science. She is on a mission to persuade more women to ignore stereotypes and follow their dreams to take up careers in the male-dominated world of STEM.
Sallie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital financial advisor for women. She speaks passionately on the topics of closing the gender investing gap and financial feminism. She is the former head of Bank of America's Global Wealth and Investment Management division.
Taylor is an advocate, speaker, philanthropist and student. She hopes to become a doctor, scientist, and one of the first Black women to go to Mars. She focuses on shining a light on inclusion and diversity in STEM through philanthropy work.
Mrs. B, teaches elementary school science in Charlotte, NC. She launched Mrs. B TV on TikTok and Instagram to engage her students after Covid-19 closed schools in March 2020. TikTok named her one of the "100 Most Prolific Female Creators".
Athene is a (now-retired) Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge and Master of Churchill College. She has previously been the University’s Gender Equality Champion. She frequently blogs about the issues facing women in academia and in the sciences more specifically.
DR. AMY SHAH
Amy is a double board certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia and Harvard Universities. She has been a guest on many national and local media shows. She helps busy people transform their health by reducing inflammation and eating more plants.
Dr. Tina Lasisi is a biological anthropologist who studies the genetics and evolution of human pigmentation and scalp hair. She also works on science communication and education.
Vicki Chan, MD is a Johns Hopkins/UCLA trained ophthalmologist. She has a passion for social media education and impact, combatting misinformation and disseminating accurate health information in an accessible, relatable way online.
Dr. Gajal Kumar is a Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a wife, and a mom to three young children. Outside of surgery, she is a part time yoga instructor and an avid runner. She has completed all six of the World Major Marathons, including 3 while pregnant.
Chloe is a civil engineer in the power industry, a content creator, and public speaker. Her mission is to break stereotypes of women in STEM. Chloe founded #stompingoutstereotypes, which showcases that women in STEM are multifaceted, whatever that looks like to them.
Majora is a real estate developer who applies a talent-retention lens to neighborhood regeneration. She's quoted in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: "You don't have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one" which is the subtitle of her book, Reclaiming Your Community.
Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer... with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy from Imperial College London, is Communications Consultant for fusion company Tokamak Energy, Founder of Fusion Energy Insights, and is the author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights.
Naomi is Co Founder of Tech North Advocates and GSI. She has been in the top 50 Computer Weekly Most Influential Women in UK IT 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. She has extensive experience working with start-ups and growth businesses in tech, digital and creative sectors.
DR. DANIELLE TWUM
From Ghana, Dr. Danielle Twum received her PhD in Cancer Immunology from the
University at Buffalo where she studied the immunology of breast cancer metastasis. She is an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, aimed at increasing the visibility of women in STEM as role models.
Joan Melendez Misner is an Engineer in the Space Industry and a part time Science Communicator. She strongly believes the more we encourage women to get into STEM, the easier it will be to break the stereotypes and barriers for Women in STEM.