Oasis staff attends Stemettes 10th Birthday
On Tuesday 14th March, Deputy Principal of Oasis Academy MediaCityUK attended a roundtable discussion and networking event to explore key issues and opportunities around ensuring women and non-binary people in STEM are represented across the GCSE/A level curriculum in England.
Stemette’s is a non-profit company founded by author, Scientist and entrepreneur Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon. Stemette aims are to engage, inform, and bridge the future generations of women and non-binary people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) by demonstrating a diverse group of people working within these fields.
Stemette’s vision is for all young women and non-binary people to be able to have the opportunity to consider and make informed decisions about careers in STEAM, and that they are represented rightfully by future employers and stakeholders.
Dr Anne-Marie has reached almost 60,000 young people across the UK and Ireland over the last 10 years. Gender inequality in the tech field is the core premise of why Stemettes was formed, and has worked positively towards removing the notion of exclusion that women and non-binary people may feel when they consider a career in tech.
The roundtable and networking event allowed individuals across the sector, to discuss how those who study, design, deliver and support the curriculum, utilise their abilities and commit to ensure that women in STEM are proportionally represented in Education.
Deputy Principal of Oasis Academy MediaCityUK, Mr Dwain Brandy, said: “The conference was fantastic, and a great networking opportunity. The discussions which took place are incredibly important. The event was productive, progressive and thought-provoking and I am humbled to have been a part of this experience and to represent Oasis.”