On Wednesday 28th November 12 Year 10 girls attended the "Women of the future conference 2018" at the John Innes Centre Norwich. This conference was a unique event designed to inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals.
The lack of women in STEMM careers continues to be a real cause for concern for employers and the John Innes Centre is an independent, international center of excellence in plant science and microbiology, and they are committed to promoting equality and diversity for all our staff and students and in addition realise the immense value of inspiring the next generation of female STEM professionals.
The ethos of the event was to raise aspirations, facilitate engagement with world class scientists and leaders and promote careers in STEM subjects, specifically targeting teenage girls in Year 10. The day incorporated inspirational keynote speakers, a range of activities including interactive workshops, networking sessions and exhibition stands lead by a range of female STEM professionals and STEM employers. The day was very informative as well as being fun. Some of our students took a very active role and volunteered to help on stage with the scientific demonstrations.