We have been very fortunate to hold our events at the homes of some of the most prestigious tech companies in the Thames Valley.  Each session begins with a panel discussion and develops into an open forum for questions and discussion, with networking, drinks and nibbles before and after. 

Not only does the changing location create variety, it means our host companies can bring their voices to our panel discussions and offer their people a fun opportunity to network – straight from the office!

How to Feel True Belonging

November 2020 | Remote event

Our team of diverse panellists will be sharing their own experiences (positive and negative) of how they have found true belonging...

Brene Brown: "Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance"

Come and join an evening of belonging and where you can be your authentic self, listen to our panellists' experiences and we would be honoured and humbled if you feel able to share your own....
Stemconnext blog:
Gill Cooke

Women in Business South 2020

October 2020

The number 1 business event for women in the UK.

A two-day event designed for all women at any stage of their professional journey. Providing inspiration, guidance and business services to find their best career match or support their business.

The Power of Failure – An evening of learning and improvement

October 2020 | Online Event
Featuring Debbie Forster MBE, Aduke Onafowokan, Richard Thompson, Vafa Taleban

Writer Udai Yadla said "Failure is the greatest teacher" and Jennifer Lim wrote that “mistakes are proof that you are trying” so why does “failure” still have negative connotations?

The simple truth is – no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one epic failure or a series of failures – such as Edison's 10,000 attempts to create a light bulb or Dyson’s 5,126 attempts to invent a bagless vacuum cleaner. JK Rowling was turned down by 12 publishers before finding success with the Harry Potter Books.

So, whether we like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving our dreams! Come and Join STEMConnext for an evening of sharing and learning from our failures!

Watch event video footage here

Building a community

Hosted by Three UK | Maidenhead | November 2018
Panellists: Kayleigh McHale, Patrick Binchy, Amanda Newman, Siobhan Baker, Amanda Ayres
The first STEM networking event of its kind in the Berkshire area. Our topic for this session was ‘building a community’ with panellists who have first-hand experience.

STEMConnext Blogs:
Keith O’Sullivan
Marie-Anne Leonard

The Power of Community

Hosted by Three UK | Glasgow | March 2019
Panellists: Sharon Moore MBE, Dr Rita Poddar, Lynsey Campbell & Danny Dixon
Women in Tech@Three & STEMConnext in collaboration with BCSWomen. Talking about the Power of the People with an amazing panel of experts.

STEMConnext blog:
Caitlin Clark

Tackling imposter syndrome

Hosted by Zebra Technologies | March 2019
Panellists: Susie Ramroop, Joy Palfery, Phin Mpofu, Kally Kang-Kersey

Why do so many of us feel like frauds? A panel of experts will discuss why about 70% of men and women suffer from Imposter Syndrome and lack of self-confidence.

STEMConnext Blog:
Marie-Anne Leonard

Technology by Accident or By Design?

Hosted by Visa Europe | May 2019
Panellists: Trudie Fell, Lexie Papaspyrou, Yemi Jackson, Shane Sale, Melissa Ortiz
People enter Technology and STEM companies from all sorts of backgrounds but not everyone identifies as a technologist or scientist despite working in the sector. Many of us come into technology by design: coders, developers, computer scientists; but many come by accident
STEMConnext blog:

Marie-Anne Leonard

The Power of Personal Brand

Hosted by SAP | September 2019
Panellists: Padma Knowles, Asif Sadiq MBE, Karen Foley, Ula Howlett
Your personal brand is one of the most valuable assets you can control. Your brand helps you build a career, sell better, start a business or even start a movement. No matter what you're trying to achieve in life, your personal brand can help you achieve it.
STEMConnext Blog:
Susie Ramroop

Women in Business Expo - Making the jump to Leadership

Women in Business Expo | Farnborough | October 2019
Panellists: Susie Ramroop, Mark Chillingworth, Kim Palmer, Payal Rawat

A panel discussion all about Leadership - How to make the jump to the top. Features included key tips and advice on how to negotiate the career ladder and go for that promotion or new role.

Kickstarting the neurodiversity conversation in the workplace

Hosted by The Curious Lounge | Reading | November 2019
Panellists: Ruth-Ellen Danquah, Ray Coyle, Dr Jill Miller & Jessica Dark

A diverse and experienced panel drove conversation around the benefits of neurodiversity brains in the workplace as well as the ways in which we can all ensure that belonging and inclusion truly exists!

STEMConnext Blog:
Marie-Anne Leonard