Brittany L. Blackwell joined Girls Talk London in January 2017, and is currently our Head of Programme: Step into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) where she also serves as the programme’s Brand Ambassador. In this role, Blackwell is responsible for heading the mentoring programme, industry insight experience and professional development initiative geared towards Year 12 and first-year college female students studying S.T.E.M. subjects, who are paired with senior-level mentors on the scheme, which is funded and supported by some of the UK’s leading technology companies (BT, Ericsson, O2 and Vodafone). The programme’s primary aim is to work towards closing the gap in gender equality by increasing young girls’ exposure to careers in S.T.E.M. where women only represent 17% across all jobs in the S.T.E.M. sector.
Collectively, Blackwell has nearly 15 years of corporate experience across the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) industries where her expertise in working with Global 500, Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies lies within diversity and inclusion strategy, brand marketing, corporate and community relations, and strategic business management.
EDUCATION: PhD candidate in Psychology, University of West London; MA (Distinction), University of West London; BBA, Temple University.