Insight x Stemettes Hackathon Inspires Young Minds and Ignites AI Innovation
The Insight Hackathon: Enjoy, Learn, Solve’, designed to inspire young women and non-binary individuals to consider a career in tech, was attended by the Mayor of Hillingdon, and the MP of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
London, England, October 9, 2023 — Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ:NSIT), a Fortune 500 Solutions Integrator driving client success through digital transformation, has partnered with Stemettes, an award-winning charity organisation, to host Insight’s inaugural hackathon. ‘The Insight Hackathon: Enjoy, Learn, Solve’, held on Saturday, focused on tackling the growing need for diversity in STEM careers by inspiring and motivating young women and non-binary individuals aged five to 25 to leverage the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in solving future and current global challenges.
High profile guests including the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana, and the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, Steve Tuckwell, attended on the day, emphasising the event’s importance towards promoting diversity and innovation in STEM and tech fields.
“It was an honour to attend the Insight Hackathon and support the growing need for diversity in STEM and tech fields,” said the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Shehryar Ahmad-Wallana. “I commend Insight and Stemettes for providing a unique platform for young people to showcase their talents and creativity, giving them an opportunity to gain practical knowledge in tech fields to inspire them to pursue future careers in tech.”
The Insight Hackathon was an excellent opportunity for young minds to explore the revolutionary power of AI and leverage its potential to address health, well-being and social challenges to shape a better future. With AI becoming increasingly prominent in society, the activities focused on empowering attendees to understand the possibilities of technology and gain practical knowledge in coding, web and app development.
“At Insight, we recognise the growing need for diversity in STEM roles and remain dedicated to driving innovation and promoting diversity in tech fields”, said Karen McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, EMEA Services & Global CoE at Insight. “This event provided opportunities to inspire attendees and equip them with the necessary skills to understand the power of technology and the impact it can have on society. AI is driving remarkable change within the tech industry and I’m delighted we have been able to further highlight its capabilities to a whole new generation. I’m sure many will be encouraged to seek careers in this dynamic industry in the future.”
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO of Stemettes commented, “The events Stemettes deliver in partnership with Insight allow us to not only engage young women and non-binary folk into STEAM learning but also showcase role models in STEAM and build knowledge of different career options available to young people.”
The ongoing partnership between Insight and Stemettes seeks to drive further initiatives that promote diversity and encourage innovation in tech fields. Find out more about Insight’s STEM initiatives here.