I’m half way through my exams, 2 more this week and I’ll be finished… feels very surreal. Just got to give that last little push on this home stretch! 💪 🤓
All taken on my iPhone 8… this camera is awesome, technology is awesome 📱
It is hard to feel optimistic that equality in STEM is going to improve when reading this ladies’ thoughts on how she has seen the industry not develop in this way over the past 25 years, but did develop in becoming a “24/7 work culture” which she surmises is linked.
There is hope that with each women who does become a part of STEM, that they take the time and resources they have to inspire at least one other, in the hope it will cascade to others.
Take a look 🙂
It’s strange to think that I have no more lectures left… a week and a half until exams start!
Better get back to the books 🤓
It is predicted that it will take 280 years for the gender gap to disappear in Computer Science… the industry may be dominated by robots by then and then it will be a different matter 🤖
Take a look at the article:
I was watching The Graham Norton Show last night (which I love!) and my boyfriend pointed out that you only ever really see actors, comedians, musicians and TV personalities on shows, rarely an artist. On chat shows in particular you never normally see somebody high up in business or an influential person in a different vocation than those of the celebrities we do see…
Don’t get me wrong, I love these shows and they are highly talented people and deserve to be there.
But, maybe it’s time to start to highlight other talents and vocations?
It’s crazy that in 2018, women are still considerably underpaid for the same jobs that men get paid for.
What confuses me, is that governments and companies are crying out for more women in business, STEM and to create a diverse business community. But why would women want to go into any work, when they know they are going to be patronisingly paid less.
My opinion in all of this is not that I should be paid more than a man, nor chosen for a job over a man, but just to simply be treated equally.
Today is the day I start full-time revision for my final year exams… in just over a month I will have completely finished university! The time has flown past.
Something I have learnt, is to give myself a break when I’ve reached a deadline or need to balance out what I am doing. Having a break and stepping away from what you need to do is often beneficial to what you are able to then achieve. It’s hard to not procrastinate for too long… especially with Netflix rolling onto the next episode in a series for you! But treating yourself to a break is only a good thing 🙂
So I took a week off last week, I saw a lot of family, went on a mini break to Copenhagen with my boyfriend, and watched many films!
And now… tea fuelled revision!
Write down your fears, all of them, then go one by one writing down beside them what you’re going to do about it. Now you have a plan. They aren’t fears anymore, you’re empowering yourself to develop.
I could not agree more with this article that is based upon research commissioned by Microsoft.
It not only highlights the growing gender gap within the STEM industry, but also expresses how careers are not highlighted to young women as they should.
Take a look: