Our role in inspiring the next generation -- Part II

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Empowerment for your (next) job!
Date and time
Jun 30, 2021 18:30 - 19:30

In part 2 of Rachel’s talk ‘Our role in inspiring the next generation’ she will share her findings from her MA Leadership dissertation titled ‘An exploratory study of the motivation of female leaders in professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers’

Gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) professions has been notoriously under-represented for many years. The gap is closing, but not fast enough to truly be representative of our gender split. This study focussed on a small (19) group of female professionals in STEM careers across nine companies in six sectors (Engineering, Technology, Geo and Environmental Science, Medical, Biomedical and Automotive). The interviews focussed on their career evolution from the age of around 15/16 onwards to the present day and what influenced their decisions throughout this journey, whether this was people or incidents that occurred in their past. These also look at what continues to excite and inspire them and will keep them in their professions today.

Rachel will share numerous factors involved and what we can do in education and industry  to improve the number of females moving into and remaining in STEM careers and becoming the female leaders of the future which are seriously underrepresented.’

This event is orginised together by GAIA and EAGE Women in Geoscience & Engineering section of the Netherlands.


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