We are delighted to announce that Starbooks are supporting the 400 Women in STEM campaign and that our MD, Vicki Longmore AICB has taken her place as one of the 400 Women.
About 400 Women
400 WOMEN aims to inspire women of all ages to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or maths, by showcasing the fantastic women who work in these fields across the Plymouth travel-to-work area.
It is a collaboration between Women in STEM Plymouth – a local voluntary organisation which aims to achieve gender equality in the STEM subjects – and the Mayflower 400 Programme – which commemorates the exceptional voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 with a series of world-class events, knitting together communities, inspiring creativity and culture, driving economic growth, and promoting understanding and education.
Vicki is passionate about the bookkeeping and accounting industry and she is keen to inspire and attract future generations into maths based roles. To learn more about Vicki’s inspiring story, read Vicki’s full profile on the 400 Women website here.
What I enjoy most about my role is the variety of the work I do with amazing businesses in Plymouth. Every business is different from their operational processes to their visions and plans for growth. I like to think that my understanding of their business by the interpretation of their accounts and our collaborative work ethic is what drives their and our success.
– Vicki Longmore, MD Starbooks Ltd
About Mayflower 400
2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts.
This is a unique opportunity to commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the journey and to highlight their stories and heritage, which is embedded in communities across the UK, US and Netherlands.
The Mayflower 400 programme has been created to leverage this opportunity, aligning 11 core destinations in England with wider local, national and international partners and over 20 million US citizens descended from the Mayflower. It will deliver a world-class series of events, public art and wider content that will commemorate this exceptional voyage and provide a major ongoing impact across the partnership, knitting together communities, inspiring creativity and culture, driving economic growth, and promoting understanding and education.
Get Involved in 400 Women
If you work in one of the STEM industries and are interested in getting involved, take your place and complete the application form here
Read more about the 400 Women in STEM campaign here
Read more about the Mayflower 400 Programme here