Yesterday was a lovely opportunity to meet some young women attending the Arts and Media School in Islington as part of an event to inspire women to take up STEM subjects. The event was organised by Will Hoyles and sponsored by Accenture. The afternoon involved an initial networking lunch where the students could ask questions in small groups, and then followed with a presentation of awards to a number of the students. Finally, the afternoon ended with a screening of the movie Hidden Figures, which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story is about three black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. I hadn't seen it before and really enjoyed it - a movie I would definitely recommend watching!
So thanks to everyone I met and the organisers for a fantastic afternoon!