What does a fighter pilot, tech founder and national security advisor have in common?

Whether it is fighter pilot training, software engineering, product development or national security – maths has a part to play.  Maths is the thread between all these industries, and studying maths beyond 16 provides a deep foundation and problem-solving mindset to develop. 

We were delighted to be invited by Maths4Girls to GoogleHQ for an event focussed on inspiring 11-14 year old girls to understand what can be achieved if maths is pursued until the age of 18. The students from Sutton High School, Blackheath High School, The Belvedere Academy and Howell’s School heard from an impressive range of speakers who raised their awareness of the fantastic careers maths can offer, inspiring them to excel at maths and challenge the myth that maths is not for girls.  

Speakers included Anne Keast-Butler, Director of GCHQ;  Jessie Link, Google’s Senior Director of Engineering;  Sherry Coutu, CBE Chair & Founder, Founders4Schools; and Konnie Huq, Author, presenter and a Notting Hill & Ealing School GDST alumna, who studied maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at A Level. 

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

The Maths4Girls event was held on Ada Lovelace day, a day to recognise the pioneering mathematician and writer known for her work on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine and her status as the world’s first computer programmer. Find out more about Ada Lovelace Day.