Our Partners and Friends

Sharing our mission and values

Geeky Girl Reality began as a longitudinal survey study to explore young women’s experiences in relation to STEM and preparing for STEM careers. We currently focus on helping young women to find short-term gigs and opportunities in STEM.

To learn more about our work, download a copy of our Geeky Girl Reality 2016 report that focuses on the user needs of young women currently studying STEM topics at university.  

 

Our Partners and Friends

Our partners and friends in STEM are other organisations that share our values and mission to reduce the gender gap in STEM:  
 

Career In STEM is an online educational platform, dedicated to helping acquaint students of all ages with STEM fields, and all the possible career paths that STEM has to offer.

We have tons of online activities and resources. We have videos and video interviews for students of all ages to see. In addition, we also have career information sheets for older students that are starting to seriously think about their career. Career Scavenger Hunts and scholarships are available to students who have a vested interest in STEM and need some help forging their path.

For high school and college students looking to gain work experience, Career In STEM also offers several part-time internships, ranging from game design to social media management. These internships help students familiarize themselves with certain STEM jobs and skills such as game design and computer science.

In addition to offering these resources to students, Career In STEM also has plenty of resources and lesson plans for teachers to buy. Classroom activities for elementary school students, games for middle school and high school students, and informational posters to decorate rooms are all available on our Teachers Pay Teachers store. We’ve been known to host a giveaway or two during the summer, too!

Please come visit us at https://careerinstem.com!

 

 


Make them Mainstream (MtM) helps Parents, Educators, and Businesses Recruit and Retain Females in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  

Not all females are the same. Every female has their own story, their own experiences, and their own needs. Make them Mainstream does not try to generalize all females into one category. Still, there are some best practices that we as parents, educators, and business can implement to ensure that our daughters, female students, and female employees feel safe, connected, and heard. 

Please visit https://makethemmainstream.com to learn more.

 

 


 

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population.

Why the TTC? Just 17% of Tech/ICT workers in the UK are female, only one in ten females are currently taking A-Level computer studies, and yet there is a looming digital skills gap where the UK needs one million more tech workers by 2020. Half the population cannot be ignored, and nor should it be, if there is to be a more diverse, inclusive, fairer and commercially successful tech workforce and industry. The Charter encourages and supports signatories to tackle this head-on by undertaking to: 

● support attraction, recruitment and retention practices that are designed to increase the diversity of their workforce;
● define their own timetable for change and implement the strategy that is right for their organisation (acknowledging that all signatories will have different starting points);
● measure the diversity profile of their UK employees and to share this data for (anonymous) collective publication.

Visit https://techtalentcharter.co.uk to sign up.

 


 

  

The Tech She Can Charter has been founded to tackle the factors behind the shortfall of women in technology roles. Currently only 23% of people working in STEM jobs are female. PwC’s research Women in Tech: Time to Close the Gender Gap reveals that only just over a quarter (27%) of females say they would consider a career in technology, compared to 62% of males. And only 3% of females say it is their first choice of career. The reasons why female students aren’t considering technology roles include: because no one is putting it forward as an option to them, they aren’t given enough information at school about what working in technology involves, and a lack of female role models.

Without coordinated action at school age onwards to create a sustainable pipeline of diverse tech talent, the Tech She Can signatories believe the UK could lose its competitive edge on the world stage. This could mean not being able to meet businesses’ technology skills needs, losing out on inward investment and creating inherently biased algorithms.

The founding signatories include PwC, British Science Association, Business 3.0,  Digital Jam, everywoman, FDisruptors, Girlguiding, InnovateHer, JP Morgan, Modern Muse, money.co.uk, NatWest Markets, Sophos, Smoothwall, TechGirls, Tech Talent Charter, Tesco, T Systems, and Zoopla Property Group. More organisations are expected to join.

To learn more visit the Tech She Can website.

 
 
 
 

Are you a STEM focused organisations who shares our mission and values? If  interested in becoming a friend or partner please email our team: discuss@geekyreality.com   

 
 
We are members of the following student and career development organisations: