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
“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.”
The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring.
On 7th March, women from different walks of life sat around to discuss how to get the best from mentoring as a mentor and a mentee. Natacha Wilson who has an impressive career and acts as a mentor with the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs and the Cherie Blair foundation for Women led the very enlightening workshop for the evening. Participants discussed a variety of topics such as what successful mentoring looks like, the reasons mentoring may not last and how and when to find mentorship.
- Who should a mentee seek?
- Who should a mentor seek?
- What preparation can be done for mentoring?
- What could happen during the mentoring process?
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