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The National Museum of Computing to host Young Women in STEM day, inspiring young girls to explore careers in engineering and technology.

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC), an independent charity, announced it will host a virtual event for girls and young women interested in exploring a career in STEM. The event, on 24th March, will feature talks, quizzes and an interactive workshop on ML to help participants begin to start thinking about a career in this diverse and growing field.

Students will hear from a number of mentors and rising starts in STEM about the career options and opportunities available to them – not just within computing but also in engineering, science and mathematics. Speakers include:

  • Kahleelah Jones, owner and founder of Careful Feet digital agency that created Dime Digital – a SaaS tool that automates social media posting and brand creation.
  • Bukky Moyo Babjide, business transformation consultant who’s worked with BP, Nationwide and IPSL among others and who is director of software development company Crystal Options
  • Kim Diep, software engineer, volunteer and mentor who featured in the 2020 TechWomen100 List and who coaches young hopefuls trying to break in into technology.

Attendees can take part in individual sessions or join for the full day. The itinerary for Young Women in STEM can be found here.

The National Museum of Computing is working to close the gap, encouraging girls and women to consider careers in STEM by promoting the opportunities available. This latest event is part of a series of workshops for young women hosted by our museum and forms a part of our wider diversity programme.

Speaking about the event, TNMOC’s Director, Jacqui Garrad said, “We need to break down the gender stereotypes that perpetuate the longstanding imbalance that hangs over women in STEM.”

“Fantastic, fun and rewarding career options are available to women of all ages in this field.”

“Moreover, as a nation, we are missing out: we are allowing a large number of potentially skilled technologists and engineers to slip through our fingers, meaning innovation and progress are going unrealised.”

“Our event is about alerting young girls to what’s possible and encouraging them to get thinking about careers in STEM.”

“We are doing it in the setting of Bletchley Park, where women outnumbered men three to one during the centre’s famous World War II codebreaking operations.”

“Women were integral to the success of Bletchley Park and our victory during the War.”

“We hope to channel that early spirit and inspire the next generation of women coders, engineers and analysts.”The National Museum of Computing

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