5 reasons why you should exhibit at a STEM Women Virtual Event
Thinking of exhibiting at a graduate career event but not sure where to start? If your company is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workforce, STEM Women events could be perfect for you.
Our events attract STEM students and recent graduates who identify as women or non-binary, and are looking to start their careers within a STEM industry. We run a mixture of virtual, in-person and hybrid events, but in this article, we will focus on the benefits of attending one of our virtual events.
At a STEM Women virtual event, employers can set up a virtual company stall, list their live roles and opportunities, and network live with attendees via webchat, voice and video call. Companies can also source interesting talent using our sourcing tool, present live speaker sessions about their company and take part in insightful panel sessions with representatives working in STEM.
Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why you should exhibit at a STEM Women virtual event!
1. Build a diverse and inclusive workforce
At STEM Women, we are champions of diverse working environments. By attending our events, companies can build a diverse and talented pipeline of candidates from top universities. Our database of STEM Women comprises people who identify as women, or non-binary, 65% of our community answering a question relating to ethnicity identified as BAME, and 19% of the community answering a question asking if they were a member of the LGBT+ community said ‘Yes’.
Countless studies and research have shown that companies with diverse workforces perform better, are more innovative, productive and promote inclusivity.
“We’re delighted to be involved with the events arranged by STEM Women – gender diversity remains one of our key priorities when it comes to recruiting undergraduates and graduates. STEM Women are great to work with and their events are really well organised.” – Andrew Bargery, PwC
2. Recruit the very best candidates
At STEM Women, our talented sourcing team source candidates from top universities who are specifically looking for roles within STEM. Our event attendees are passionate and bright, with a genuine interest in the industries. We pride ourselves on the quality of our event attendees, always ensuring they are relevant to our exhibitors.
“Exhibiting at these events has been invaluable for us as an organisation. The attendees were incredibly engaged and prepared and we received applications and made offers off the back of attending. The platform that STEM women use is probably the best on the market in my opinion. It has a lot of really easy to use features and we particularly liked that because attendees upload their profiles and CV’s we were able to make direct approaches to potential candidates that could be a match for us.” – Sara Williams, Infosys
3. Save time
Our events allow employers to actively search for top talent during the event using our sourcing tool. You can view CVs, network, and set up video conversations/interviews with all active event attendees.
Sourcing and chat function on the event platform
If you opt for the premium package, you will also benefit from having access to the data of everyone who signed up to attend the event. You can list your live roles and opportunities on the platform, which means you will get on the day applications!
List live jobs and opportuntities
“A fantastic event with lots of engaged students. The data we get provided after the event is an added bonus.” – Laura Vincent, Citrix
4. Showcase your company and its culture
As well as having your company stall live and networking with attendees, many employers also choose to host a speaker session. During these sessions, you have the chance to present about your company, offer real stories about your employees, and talk about the roles that are available. These live presentations usually see over 200 watchers, making it the perfect opportunity to boost your stall visits and chats.
Virtual company stall
According to LinkedIn’s research, company culture is among the top reasons for applications. Graduates want to work for companies that value their employees and support an inclusive culture. By showing that your company is a champion of diversity and promote a healthy work culture, you will attract the best people to join your company. A STEM Women virtual event is the perfect place to spark interest in your company and its culture during a speaker session or during the panel.
5. Support women in STEM
Our events offer the perfect opportunity for women from within your business to present a session or sit on the panel and talk about their personal career journey and provide attendees with inspiring advice. This is both great for your staff to build their network and have experience presenting at a STEM Women event, but we also find that these real stories really resonate with students and graduates, inspiring them to follow in their footsteps.
Panel discussion at the UK STEM Women Virtual Careers Event
“We were thrilled to participate in STEM Women’s first event in Australia today. A fantastic opportunity to speak to STEM students across Australia and hear from inspiring female STEM role models.” – Jennifer Monis, Cochlear
STEM Women Events
We host a range of events, from general STEM careers events to industry-specific events for technology, financial services and engineering. Our events take place across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information about STEM Women events, please contact our event sales manager, Lauren Jenkins. She will guide you through the process of an event, offer you a free demonstration of the platform, and send you any relevant marketing brochures.
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