International Women in Engineering Day: Yondr donates to the future of diversity

International Women in Engineering Day: Yondr donates to the future of diversity

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day – and as part of our continuing aim to close the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) gender gap – Yondr is donating £5,000 to leading STEM charity, Stemette Futures.

Aimed at young people aged five to 25, and working alongside non-profit Stemettes, Stemette Futures connects the next generation of women and non-binary people with impactful science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) and STEM programmes and events.

By targeting ‘STEAM cold spots’, where STEAM uptake is low, Stemette Futures helps girls and young people achieve recognised qualifications that can be taken into adulthood for free. To help attendees gain real-world experience, Stemette Futures also hosts school trips  and hackathons to solve real-world problems using technology.

But that’s not all. Because participants can attend panel events where they’ll meet women and nonbinary people working in STEAM. And they can also join the Stemette Society which is a closed social network for 13 – 25 year olds to gain peer support and share opportunities that help them access the STEAM industry.

More than 65,000 young people have attended Stemettes events across the UK, Ireland and Europe since February 2013, helping build a pipeline of talent from primary school to degree level and beyond.

Yondr’s Stemette Futures donation comes hot on the heels of the launch of the Yondr Women in Engineering Scholarship. Available for female students studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng or MEng) or Computer Engineering (BEng or Meng) at Queen’s University in Belfast, this bursary is helping more women access higher education by removing financial blockers.  

Find out more about Stemette Futures and explore how the Yondr Women in Engineering Scholarship has helped our first scholarship holder.

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