Empowering Women in STEM: International Women’s Day Celebration

Paige JenningsEvent, News, News and Events

Technocamps annual International Women’s Day Celebration event on Wednesday 8 March 2024.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Annually, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world including political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events.

Technocamps annual International Women’s Day gala dinner welcomed over 180 guests to the celebration at Patti Pavilion, Swansea. The evening has become a regular feature on the Welsh social calendar, with guests travelling from all parts of the country to attend.

This year was the 24th anniversary of the event which focuses on Women in STEM. The evening showcased the work being done across Wales to encourage the next generation of women, with talks from:

Anne Jessopp, CBE – CEO, The Royal Mint
Dr Emma Hayhurst – CEO of Llusern Scientific
Bethan Jenkins – Lecturer in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at the USW
Anna Petrusenko – Gower College student

To start the evening, Anne Jessopp, CBE discussed her experience of being the first woman CEO of the Royal Mint.

Dr Emma Hayhurst, the CEO of Llusern Scientific gave us ten extremely valuable life lessons.  

Beth Jenkins opened up about being a Lecturer in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at the University of South Wales. Prior to this, she worked as a Forensic Quality Specialist and Digital Forensic Examiner at Gwent Police.

Gower College student Anna Petrusenko passionately shared her incredible story of moving from her hometown in Ukraine to being awarded student of the year 2023 by STEM Cymru, winning international Olympiads and meeting America’s president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.  

We would like to thank all our incredible partners and speakers for the success of this event and to our evening’s host Professor Tom Crick.

You can watch all the fantastic talks on our YouTube channel and view our event photos in our picture album.