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Inspiring girls to make a difference with STEM

Women represent only 14% of professionals working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Our Pretty Curious campaign aims to improve this by changing perceptions of subjects and careers in STEM as being boring or “not for girls”. We want to spark the imagination of young girls, inspiring them to make a difference to the world around them, and continue pursuing science-based subjects at school.

Some of the most valuable and rewarding career paths in the UK are in science, technology, engineering and maths. We want to make sure girls and young women have the support and encouragement to persue these careeers.

Watch video: EDF Energy Pretty Curious film (extended cut)

Watch the Pretty Curious campaign film

Liz Bonnin, biochemistry graduate and TV presenter

You may know Liz Bonnin already. She's a famous biochemist, wild animal biologist and presenter - and now, one of our exciting female role models. Here's what she has to say:

"Children enjoy studying STEM based subjects at school, and both girls and boys show great aptitude in these subjects in their early years, but at some point many girls seem to disengage with STEM subjects.  A big part of the solution is recognising how girls can be better supported and encouraged whilst breaking down gender stereotypes."

Liz is one of a host of inspiring women who have embraced science, technology, engineering and maths to enjoy creative, fun careers. 

News and articles on STEM

Why Pretty Curious?

It’s not about being ‘pretty’; it’s about being ‘pretty curious’. Using 'pretty' is a play on words. We are using the word in the sense of 'pretty unexpected', 'pretty determined', 'pretty inventive', 'pretty focused' and 'pretty curious'.

Three essential science resources for teachers

As part of our ongoing work to promote the benefits of science, technology, engineering and maths, we offer a range of innovative resources to help teachers spark the imaginations of their students.

More ways to enjoy science with EDF Energy

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Inspired to learn

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For schools

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Work with us

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