Monster and Stemettes join forces to tackle career confidence
Sinead Bunting, European Consumer Marketing Director at Monster.co.uk
Recent research has revealed that women believe they need to work harder than men to gain recognition in the workplace. The study also highlighted that many young women lack the mentors and resources they need to build confidence in their current and future skill sets.
This research comes against a backdrop of a growing digital skills crisis, making it even more critical that young women get the advice and training opportunities they need to pursue a STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths) career. There still remains widespread gender inequality that needs to be addressed, with only 14% of the UK’s STEM workforce made up of women – clearly something needs to be done.
With this in mind, we’ve partnered with Stemettes, a social enterprise that helps connect young women with female professionals working in STEM careers, to run a series of free Monster Confidence events across the UK. Our aim is to inspire 15 to 22 years olds to explore career options in STEM industries.
At Monster, we passionately believe self-confidence and fulfilment are two of the biggest drivers of a successful career. There are simple steps individuals can take early on in their education as well as when they enter the world of work, that will help give them a confidence boost. We’ll cover these areas during our events and share insights on the blog for those that can’t attend.
The Monster Confidence event series kicks off in Glasgow on the 8th Sept, before moving on to Belfast, Birmingham and Cardiff. Each day will be split into two parts, a morning session for 15 to 18 year olds and an afternoon for 18+ year olds, university and college students. Attendees will take part in workshops including online reputation, interview skills and presenting. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to take part in speed mentoring sessions and pick the brains of industry experts such as Anne-Marie Imafidon of Stemettes,and Professor Muffy Calder OBE, during a panel Q&A session.
The possibilities around STEM are endless, so we can’t wait to get out and meet the talent of tomorrow and help them make amazing career choices. To register or find out more, please visit MonsterConfidence.co.uk