An inspiring month of Women In STEM at Digital Science
October was a very busy month here at Digital Science, early in the month we kicked things off with the launch of our new blogging platform. After the launch the blog was very active with lots of interesting and exciting new posts. Inspired by Ada Lovelace Day, many of the posts we published focussed on issues around women in STEM.
These posts included an interview with Annette Thomas, CEO of Macmillan Science & Education, as well as a fantastic advice piece from our very own Amy Brand. Jean Liu from Altmetric, Linda Lee from ReadCube, Ana Sofia Araújo Vila Verde from Symplectic, and Diliny Corlosquet and Melanie Hamblen from BioRAFT, all contributed brilliant pieces as well.
Over the last month the blog has been a real showcase of the impressive achievements of women working in Digital Science and our portfolio companies. There were also some great external blog posts, by Buddhini Samarasinghe, founder of STEMwomen.net, and Paige Brown Jarreau, science blogger and researcher in science journalism.
Alongside our blogging activities we have been busy hosting a range of different events at our offices in London. The London Geekettes hosted an inspiring Female Founders discussion panel, featuring 1DegreeBio founder and ReadCube’s head of marketing, Alex Hodgson, which you can read about here. We also co-organised an Impact Women networking with Ogunte, the social entrepreneurship charity for women. Check out the Storify summary here.
In collaboration with STEMwomen.net we organised a special Ada Lovelace Day – Women In Publishing online panel discussion, featuring Amy Brand amongst others, which you can watch and read about here.
Digital Science was also a proud sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day Live! at the Royal Institution, a fantastic event representing the pinnacle of the Ada Lovelace Day celebrations, read our write-up of the evening here. In the build up to the event we were lucky enough to be able to share Naomi Kashiwagi’s post all about the piece she performed on the night, which you can read here.
As well as all of our specific activities we also had some exciting coverage in the press, Timo Hannay was quoted in a piece on Ada Lovelace Day in The Telegraph and Amy Brand was interviewed about the same topic for BBC World Service.
October has been great month of blogging buzz and celebrating women in STEM and we hope to continue both into the future! We would like to say a big thank you to all those who helped us in our efforts!