By Dr Carrie Mowatt
On the 23 June 2020, Olga Degtyareva’s online workshop took the participants through setting boundaries to enable us to achieve our long-term goals and helped think about prioritising our ‘burning yes’.
Little did I know that the universe was going to provide me with a spectacularly unforgettable ‘burning yes’ later that very evening!
Olga set the scene by painting an engaging and relatable picture of the many varied work/ life balance challenges encountered by women at all stages of their careers in STEMM. We touched on the extra challenges and opportunities around remote working and home-schooling during the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (CamAWISE) and Equality and Diversity Section at the University of Cambridge organised a panel discussion entitled “Carving our journeys: BME women in STEMM” in April 2019. The panel comprised of four University of Cambridge female researchers with different heritages and at varying stages of their academic careers: Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan, Heba Hamad, Carol Nkechi Ibe and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw.
Following introduction of the Panel Chair, Caroline Shaheera Asante, a British born broadcast journalist of Guyanese and Ghanian descent, and founder of Cambridge Eco Living Festival and Raheela Rehman (Chair, CamAWiSE), each of the panellists gave a short presentation about their foray into science and journey to Cambridge.
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by Donata Iandolo
The workshop led by Naily Makangu on 16th October 2018, led us through a series of questions one should ask him/herself when undertaking changes in ones’ career. The leitmotif has been: How much are you prepared to pay, How much are you prepared to invest in yourself to get the career you want? How much are you prepared to invest to diversify your skill set in order to get to where you want to be?
Date: 15 November 2018
Location: Cavendish Laboratory, Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cambridge
ExoMars is Europe’s first Rover mission to Mars – a mission in search of life, past or present, to answer one of mankind’s big questions: are we alone in the Universe?
Abbie Hutty (Airbus Defence and Space Ltd), the Lead Design Engineer for the Structure during the design phase, and now Platform Delivery Manager for the rover, will talk through what the mission’s aims and objectives are. She will take us through some of the major challenges and design drivers of a mission to Mars are, and how the team are engineering solutions to meet those challenges. Abbie Hutty works for Airbus Defence and Space and holds the title of 2013, IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year. She is an active campaigner for diversity in the engineering profession.
CamAWiSE is pleased to be supporting the jointly organised event by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), as a part of the year long Women in Physics series.
Join us at the Cavendish Laboratory, Pippard Lecture Theatre.
You are welcome to attend for refreshments and networking from 6:30pm.
Car and cycle parking will be available in the Park & Cycle car park until 9:00 pm which is accessed via Clerk Maxwell Road CB3 0EL
All are welcome for the free event, though registration is required. Click here to register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exomars-a-martian-survival-story-tickets-47220438603
Spend an evening with Dawn Bonfield MBE, who will present her case on Inclusive Engineering making inclusivity unavoidable. This approach ensures diversity will follow and is sustained. The steps include embedding Inclusive Engineering into university curriculums, changing our engineering processes and practices and adopting ‘bias interrupters’.
Dawn is a materials engineer by profession having studied Materials Science and worked in the aerospace industry. Her career spans; AERE Harwell, Citroen Research Centre (Paris), British Aerospace (Bristol), MBDA (Stevenage) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (London). She was previously the President and then the first Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society, which works to promote gender equality. She founded, what has become, the International Women in Engineering Day, and the Top 50 influential Women in Engineering with the Daily Telegraph.
In 2016 she received her MBE for ‘Services to the promotion of diversity in engineering’. She now runs Towards Vision, which allows her to progress her own agenda, campaign, lobby, work her own hours and pick her own projects.