Empower, iNspire
and EncouRage
Girls In SciencE

ENERGISE is a campaign to inspire and motivate primary, middle and secondary school girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in College and build successful STEM careers. ENERGISE aims to influence and encourage girls to pursue STEM by creating awareness and understanding of the existence of and the details of wide array of professions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as sharing inspiring real life stories of accomplished British Women Scientists and successful women who have studied STEM and are now ensuing diverse careers.
DNA OF ENERGISE
Mallika Jhamb
Mallika Jhamb is the Founder and Architect of ENERGISE Campaign.
Mallika, a High School Senior at Marymount International School, London, is the President of the Student Council & Chair of Eco-Schools Committee, National Honor Society. She is passionate about Sciences & Math and wants to share her zeal with primary, middle and secondary school girls.
INSPIRATION
I discovered my love for math and sciences early in middle school. My passion led me to research internships in the Genetics lab of Cambridge University and Queens Mary University of London, At Cambridge, I observed that most of the graduate students and faculty were men. During discussions with my friends and family, I realised that very few girls wanted to study or pursue careers in science. This led me to reflect and awakened in me a fervour to motivate girls and arouse in them an interest in math and sciences. I shared my ideas with Dr. Viji Draviam, a highly accomplished women scientist (with whom I had worked), and my own school headmistress at Marymount, Ms. Sarah Gallagher, a very successful educationist. Both unequivocally encouraged me to share my zeal with primary, middle and secondary school girls to encourage them to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and careers. Through this, my initiative to Empower, iNspire and EncouRage Girls In SciencE (ENERGISE) Campaign came to life. Dr. Draviam has been my mentor, guiding me and supporting my campaign from the very beginning. Her invaluable advice and regular words of encouragement have helped in developing my campaign.

Ms. Gallagher has been a key advocate of my initiative, who has supported me through all steps of my campaign. Her counsel has enabled me to grow my campaign, both in my own school and in other London school communities. My mission is to influence and encourage girls to pursue STEM.
  • icon Dr. Viji Draviam Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London
  • icon Ms. Sarah Gallagher Headmistress at Marymount International School, London
Press & Newsletters
  • img Surrey Comet 14 October, 2016
  • img Marymount Weekly Newsletter 7 October, 2016
  • img Marymount Weekly Newsletter 14 October, 2016
Think Big
ENERGISE Campaign has been accepted onto the Think Big programme.
Think Big is a O2 Telefonica foundation initiative which invests in young people from all backgrounds to unlock their potential and opportunities for a better future. They aim to inspire and develop their entrepreneurial spirit and digital skills so they can achieve more and build a better society. Projects chosen are not for profit activities, but involves a tangible improvement, aimed at inspiring the community.