Local Businesswoman Presented With Award By Duchess Of York

Global Impact Award Winner and Director of STEM Punks

The Director of STEM Punks Fiona Holmstrom has been named the Global Impact Award winner of the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards, presented by the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson in Windsor.

The Women Changing the World Awards was hosted by Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest, Dr. Tererai Trent, celebrate and recognise women achieving outstanding success in areas such as sustainability, humanitarian work, leadership, advocacy, education, health, and innovation. The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who are leading the way in making the world a better place for us all and inspire other women to answer the call to take action.

Dr. Trent explains, “These exceptional women are here to awaken hearts, give permission to recapture dreams, and inspire the women of the world to come together to forge a brighter path for all. The rising of women is the awakening of everybody.”

Fiona Holmstrom said she was excited to win gold for Global Impact in the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards: “Winning this award is an incredible honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at STEM Punks. It reinforces our commitment to making a lasting impact through education and innovation. This award is important to me because it highlights the importance of empowering the next generation with the skills they need to shape the future.”

“I was truly inspired by the other women in my category and those I met at the event. Their stories of resilience, creativity, and passion for making a difference were incredibly motivating and affirm the power of collective action.”

Apart from the Global Impact Award, Holmstrom also won Gold for the Businesswoman of the year, as well as a Special Award from the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

Dr. Trent’s vision for these awards is to empower women everywhere to reclaim their sacred dreams and call in women across the globe to unite and pave the way towards a better future for all.

It can be challenging to create change in the world and Fiona Holmstrom gives this advice for others thinking about following their calling to make a difference: “Believe in your vision, stay persistent, and surround yourself with a supportive community. Every small step counts towards making a significant impact.”

Fiona Holmstrom is proud of her achievements. In the last 12 months, she has successfully launched STEM Punks’ global online education platform, collaborated with international partners to expand STEM education in underserved communities, and developed innovative learning resources that have reached over 200,000 students worldwide. She attributes this success to a passionate team, a clear mission, and unwavering support from industry.

She is committed to continuing to make an impact through her work, and her vision for the future is to expand STEM Punks’ reach even further, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to engage with STEM education, regardless of their background or location.

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