Boy wins 'girls in tech' competition - and Twitter isn't happy

EDF Energy state on their website that only one in seven people working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the UK is female. So they started a campaign to get girls more involved in these areas – and change perceptions of STEM.

Called Pretty Curious, the competition involved coming up with a connected home bedroom product. All sounds great, right?

But the winner’s been announced – and it’s not a girl.

(Screenshot/EDF Energy website)

According to EDF Energy, the competition was later opened up to all 11 to 16-year-olds in the UK and became the #PrettyCuriousChallenge.

But people really aren’t happy.

And there’s been a lot of discussion about THAT name being chosen for the campaign.


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