Our Top Female Speakers in STEM – at Great British UK
19th Feb 2021
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math, happening between 5-14 March 2021! #BSW21
So at Great British Speakers, we’ve enlisted the help of some of our Top Female STEM experts, ready to inform, engage and inspire – If you’d like to enquire about any of our top female STEM Speakers then pop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is the co-founder of Stemette the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles via a series of impactful events and opportunities.
One of the youngest ever to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science by the University of Oxford at age 20, Anne-Marie, has since been listed among the top 50 women in tech in the world by Forbes, voted the 5th most influential woman in IT by Computer Weekly and was the recipient of the prestigious Barclays UK ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
Dr Emily Grossman is an internationally acclaimed science writer, public speaker and TV personality, Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. Emily also trained actress and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, educator and writer.
Dr Liberty Vittert is an incredibly bright mathematician and statistician specialising in facial shape analysis. She has a PhD in mathematics and statistics and is keen to bring her enthusiasm for maths to a wider audience.
As an approachable, intelligent young woman in the male-dominated STEM world, Liberty is often asked to share her knowledge within the media and has appeared on STV Scottish news, BBC Radio Scotland, Channel 4, Fox News Channel, and PBS.
Dr Louisa Preston is an astrobiologist based at the Birkbeck University of London and a UK Space Agency Aurora Research Fellow. Louisa’s research has taken her to some of the world’s harshest environments, to outline the possibility for extra-terrestrial life forms and habitats to exist on Earth.
Louisa has often appeared as a guest speaker on radio and television to examine the power of science communication and the search for extra-terrestrial life. In 2013, Louisa, was a speaker at the TED Conference to further discuss the possibility of life on Mars.
Dr Suzie Imber is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Leicester. She specialises in studying space weather: understanding the impact of the solar wind on the magnetised planets, in particular the Earth and Mercury.
Suzie is a Co-Investigator on the X-ray spectrometer on board the joint ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft, which launched in October 2018 and will arrive at Mercury in 2025.
Konnie Huq is one of Britain’s most loved presenters. She was Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter from 1997-2008 and since then has gone on to present shows including The Xtra Factor, King of the Nerds and London Talking to name a few.
During her time on Blue Peter, Konnie presented a number science filled segments, from technology, climate change, to economics so she’s a great choice for encouraging children to get creative and inspired by STEM.
Konnie is married to TV writer and comedian Charlie Brooker.
Online influencer Maddie Moate started her career in technology presenting LadyGeek TV, a comedy web series for women about apps and online security. From here she was approached by O2 to host O2 Guru TV and went on to create the online content for Channel 4’s “Home of the Future”.
Maddie hosted the hit CBeebies series Do You Know? which sees her explore the workings of everyday objects by asking how they are made or work, all made possible with special cameras and animations. And in 2017, Maddie triumphed in the presenter category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards.
Maddie now regularly works with various technology giants, including Dixons Carphone, Samsung and Intel, and can often be seen hosting segments on Spring Watch and This Morning.
Ozak Esu is a multi-award winning professional electronic and electrical engineer.
Ozak is devoted to STEM outreach and volunteering initiatives that promote equality, diversity, and inclusion. This includes tutoring, mentoring, creating content for lectures and delivering public speeches at events like The Alan Turing Institute Gamechangers for STEM and The Better Future Tour in partnership with Shell UK; judging STEM competitions and sitting on live discussion panels at events like Tomorrow’s Engineers Big Assembly, The Norwich Science Festival, The Big Bang Fair, and FIRST LEGO League.
See Dr Ozak Esu at The Alan Turing Institute below talking about Championing equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM:
Rachel Riley first appeared as on Channel 4’s Countdown in 2009, taking over as the numbers expert from Carol Vorderman. In 2012, she began co-presenting their comedy spin of show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown with Jimmy Carr.
Off camera, Rachel makes frequent school visits and has been involved in a number of national numeracy initiatives to help promote math and science to children. Her professionalism, intellect and versatility make her ideal for a variety of corporate events.
Fran Scott is 3 times BAFTA nominated, listed in The Progress 100: London’s most influential people and has been nominated for an International Emmy – but it’s the reason behind why she does all these things that makes her such a passionate and interesting STEM speaker.
Fran is not only an advocate of an excellent end-product, but she also works hard on improving access and the visibility of under-represented groups, particularly women. Driven by the lack of positive female STEM based role-models on children’s TV, Fran set about to change that…
Sue Black is the Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist at Durham University. A successful social media campaigner, Sue headed up the campaign to save Bletchley Park, and is an expert in leadership and the equality challenges faced by the tech industry.
Today, Sue is seen as one of the most influential women in tech; a champion for women in computing, she founded BCSWomen the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology.
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