Mitigating the Impacts of COVID-19

Panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
How are women’s jobs and careers being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? In academia, fewer women are submitting grant proposals and scientific papers, and in industry women’s jobs have been hit hard and mother especially are having to do more domestic work, so what is the long-term damage that’s being done? And how do we mitigate it?

Featuring:

Tara Scott, professional head of track at Network Rail
Joeli Brearley, founder of Pregnant Then Screwed
Dr Nisreen Alwan, associate professor in public health at the University of Southampton
Mariam Crichton, Managing Director at 4 Earth Intelligence

About our speakers
Tara Scott
Tara Scott is currently the Route Infrastructure Engineer for the East Midlands Route. During her 15 years with Network Rail she has worked through frontline roles including Track Section Manager (Milton Keynes) and Track Maintenance Engineer (Euston) as well as central enginee...

 

 

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Introducing our new Four Week Intensive Mentoring Program

Today we launch our new Four Week Intensive Mentoring Program for women in STEM, which is based on the successful mentoring work we’ve been doing with the Finding Ada Network over the last year.

This transformational mentoring engagement will help mentees tackle one issue or work towards one key goal over the course of the month. It will also introduce mentors to the mentoring process and help them hone their leadership and communications skills.

And it’s a very convenient and easy way to introduce mentoring into an organisation. Once participants are recruited, we do all the rest.

We provide support to mentors and mentees throughout the program, with advice on how to get the best out of a mentoring experience, how to think about and set goals, and clear guidance on how to use our mentoring tools. Mentors and mentees will need to dedicate about six hours to the program over the month.

The launch price of the Four Week Intensive Mentoring Program is £995 for 20 participants (10 mentors and 10 mentees). We plan to onboard our first cohort at the end of April, ready for a May start, with further cohorts coming later in the year. To find out more or make a booking, email Suw Charman-Anderson.

Can Children’s Books Encourage More Girls into STEM?

Panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Our panellists will be asking what role books play in helping girls build an identity that includes STEM, whether books can really counter gender stereotypes, how we represent multiple axes of diversity, and talk a bit about how they came to write books for children.

Featuring:

Miriam Tocino, author Zerus & Ona
Kate Wilson, managing director of Nosy Crow
Lisa Rajan, author Tara Binns series
Dr Sheila Kanani, author of How to Be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

About our speakers
Miriam Tocino

Miriam Tocino is a software developer, programming teacher, and mum dedicated to making computers more approachable, friendly, and easy to understand. She is the author of Zerus & Ona, a book series that teaches young children about the digital world without the need for a screen.

Twitter: @miriamtocino
LinkedIn: /miriamtocino
Website: zerusandona.com

 

Kate Wilson
Kate Wilso...

 

 

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Deborah Dormah Kanubala Q&A: STEM without boundaries

Q&A with Deborah Dormah Kanubala, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation...

 

 

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Deborah Dormah Kanubala: STEM without boundaries

Deborah Dormah Kanubala's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation in promoting STEM, ...

 

 

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