Inspiring girls with People Like Me

People Like Me

People Like Me aims to support the recruitment of girls into STEM subjects post-16, particularly those that girls typically do not choose such as physics and engineering. Currently physics is the 3rd most popular A-level for boys but only the 19th for girls, and of 14,000 engineering apprentices, in 2017 only 450 were girls. Failing to recruit girls into these areas is not only limiting for the girls (as they miss out on great careers in exciting areas) but also represents a real threat to the UK economy.

A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO ENGAGING GIRLS WITH CAREERS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHS (STEM)

ROLE MODELS

LIZZIE WELLS

Persuader | Communicator | Manager

“I get to meet a variety of people on a daily basis and learn new things from them everyday.”

Lizzie is a practical and intuative person who does a lot of problem solving in her job. She’s outgoing and conscientious, which means she’s great at meeting and working with new people in a team and can be relied upon to complete tasks in an efficient manner.

THE 12 TYPES OF SCIENTIST

Policy Maker

  • Polite and conscientious
  • Good at explaining things to non-specialists such as politicians
  • Has a good eye for detail
  • Enjoys writing reports
  • Diplomatic
  • Likes to find out and review information in order to improve public services and make sure laws are based on evidence

PEOPLE LIKE THIS WORK IN

local or national government, for ‘think-tanks’ or policy units

JOBS

Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Lawyer, Head of Government Affairs, Policy Officer, Head of Engineering and Society, Chief Scientific Advisor, Sustainability Consultant, Conservation Officer

I thought the webinar was fantastic and felt really motivated and inspired afterwards. I have a session booked in July at a girls school and even though it isn’t specifically a people like me event, there was so much useful information in the webinar that I can use. Things like girls relating to failure more, keeping their options open, being more in the know about post GCSE options etc.

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