Inspirational Women in STEM | Influential Female STEM Speakers 2023

29th May 2023
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Whether it is to inspire young female audiences to embark upon careers in STEM, or perhaps your business is looking for new tech-savvy ideas, our Women In STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) speakers are often in high demand.

FACT! Despite such popularity and prominence in everyday society, only 24% of women are currently employed in STEM roles (Stat. 2022).

As a result, our influential women in STEM speakers, are passionate about encouraging diversity within the field.

Inspirational Women In STEM Speakers

Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE | Astrology

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock has spoken to over 500,000 young people and adults on science, space, engineering, and other STEM-related topics. One of the reasons she became a scientist was to challenge perceptions and stereotypes put on females in STEM roles, and inspire children from minority and complex background that STEM education is fun; Maggie is keen to make science – specifically space science – accessible to as many people as possible. As well as her business and television programmes, she has also written several books, aimed at a wide range of ages.  In 2009, Maggie was awarded an MBE for her services to science education. Read more about Dr. Maggie’s keynote topics HERE.

Dr Meg Arroll | Psychology

Dr Meg Arroll is a psychologist with a difference. A fully trained and qualified psychologist practitioner. Starting her academic career as a lecturer in medically unexplained conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Meg aims to help people who feel neglected due to their health and regularly gives talks on her work and the themes within it, with a particular focus on future-focused therapy techniques. Read more about Dr. Meg’s speaking topics HERE.

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Winnie Awa | AI Tech Entrepreneur

Winnie Awa is the Founder & CEO of Carra, an AI-driven digital hair health platform. An award-winning tech entrepreneur, Winnie uses her expertise to inspire the next frontier of women of from diverse backgrounds to fuel their passion.

Winnie graduated with a 1st class degree in Management and Computing, going on to forge a highly successful career as a technology consultant and product strategist at world-class companies. Using her expertise, she set up Carra. She’s a passionate advocate for inclusivity within beauty and sustainability within business. She loves dedicating her time mentoring fellow female entrepreneurs and encouraging young girls to consider STEM careers. Read more about Winnie Awa’s speaking topics HERE.

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Angela Saini | Scientific Journalist

Named one of the world’s top 50 thinkers by Prospect Magazine, Angela Saini is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster best known for hosting educational science based shows such as Challenging Pseudoscience (2021) at the Royal Institution for which she is a founder,  and BBC Radio 4’s documentary The Misinformation Virus (2019/20). She also presented the BBC4 documentary, Eugenics: Science’s Greatest Scandal (2019). Learn more about Angela’s presenting roles and speaking topics HERE.

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Roberta Lucca | Female Gaming Software Developer

Named in Forbes magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech list, Roberta Lucca is a popular keynote speaker who entertains her audiences with her trials, tribulations and triumphs as an female entrepreneur within the tech sphere. As the co-founder of the BAFTA-winning games company Bossa Studies which is amongst the 1% top performing start-ups in the UK in terms of annual sales, Roberta is a passionate advocate for female in STEM roles and a veteran of global speaking – Read more about Roberta’s keynotes HERE.

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Ann Makosinski | Invention

Ann Makosinski is an inventor, UN Youth ambassador and STEM influence praised by Forbes Magazine’s ’30 Under 30′ list and noted in Time Magazine’s ’30 Under 30 World Changers.’

Just some of her inventions include, the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand, and the eDrink, which harvests excess heat from a hot drink and converts it into electricity powerful enough to charge your phone. With her passion for invention growing, Ann, alongside her father set up Makotronics Enterproses Incorporated, to manage the patenting and licensing of her inventions.

Ann is passionate about the crucial yet often overlooked combination of science and art and believes that the best products and inventions come from when art and science come together. Ann states: ‘many of us are raised to look at art as a hobby and science as a career (and) the stereotypes surrounding people who pursue science, versus those who love art, are also still persistent and detrimental’ – but Ann’s focus is to combine the two, demonstrating that artistic creativity is key to invention. She hopes to inspire more people to embrace their passions in either field. Read more about Ann’s speaking topics HERE.

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Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is best known for being the co-founder of Stemettes, an initiative dedicated to inspiring young women to join STEM industries. 

Named amongst the top 10 BAME Leaders in Tech by The Evening Standard, Anne-Marie’s impact in STEM is unmatched. A champion for women in the sector, she discusses the future of work, why technology needs diversity and company culture transformation.

Having experienced a lack of gender and race diversity in her own career, Anne-Marie leads workshops, speaking engagements and events that educate the next generation of women and underrepresented ethnicities on the potential of a job in STEM. She also acts as a consultant for corporate clients and government organisations, a testament to her far-reaching popularity and expertise.

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Hire an Inspirational Female STEM Speaker

This is just a small but diverse range of our ‘Women in STEM’ speakers, so if you’re after someone a little different then you can view all of our STEM speakers right here.  But if you can’t find who you’re after, then get in touch and we’ll source the perfect educational STEM speaker for your event.

Our speakers are available for both live and virtual events, in both the UK and abroad, plus they’re available all year round – ready to help inspire and captivate your audience no matter time or location.

Once you have made your selection, or if you need help finding the right Women in STEM speakers then contact our directors Jane and Steve or call 01753 439 289 to speak to a member of the Great British Talent Team.

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