Fatimah Almathami: Increasing women’s participation in STEM

Fatimah Almathami's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
This talk covers the causes of under-representation of women in STEM. The need to identify the causes deeply to find holistic solutions. And then how to increase women participation in work through a successful pathway of recruitment strategies.
About Fatimah
PhD Candidate in ITEE School at University of Queensland. Academic Tutor at Griffith University. Bachelor and Master Graduate from UQ majoring in Information Technology, Computer Science and International Relations. Interested in Technology, Gender Studies and Gender equity in STEM, Women Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion in IT/CS, Human-Computer Interaction, International Relations and Politics, Leadership, women leaders, and policy/regulations analyst.

Twitter: @F_Almathami
LinkedIn: /Fatimah_Almathami
Q&A
Fatimah's Q&A was text only, and below is a lightly edited and anonymised transcript.

Question: Fatimah, how do we enc...

 

 

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Amy Kardel Q&A: 5 Keys to a Successful “Rebellion of One”

Q&A with Amy Kardel, after her presentation, 5 Keys to a Successful “Rebellion of One”
Talk Synopsis
Watch Amy's talk here.

Research reveals that the most productive companies have greater gender diversity than competitors. Yet, women remain under-represented in business leadership. In fact, studies show one in five women say they are the only woman (or among few women) “in the room” at work. How can women in tech blaze new pathways to leadership positions? Amy Kardel, a VP at the largest trade association for the $5-trillion global IT ecosystem, says you stage a “Rebellion of One.”
Info
The song mentioned by Amy is Leonard Cohen's Anthem.
About Amy
Amy Kardel became a true technologist in college when she developed a language translation business using software. Later, this entrepreneurial spirit led to co-founding and leading the IT services firm Clever Ducks. Then, she earned a seat on the Board of Directors of CompTIA, the world’s leading IT trade association, for ...

 

 

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Amy Kardel: 5 Keys to a Successful “Rebellion of One”

Amy Kardel's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020. 
Talk Synopsis
Research reveals that the most productive companies have greater gender diversity than competitors. Yet, women remain under-represented in business leadership. In fact, studies show one in five women say they are the only woman (or among few women) “in the room” at work. How can women in tech blaze new pathways to leadership positions? Amy Kardel, a VP at the largest trade association for the $5-trillion global IT ecosystem, says you stage a “Rebellion of One.”
About Amy
Amy Kardel became a true technologist in college when she developed a language translation business using software. Later, this entrepreneurial spirit led to co-founding and leading the IT services firm Clever Ducks. Then, she earned a seat on the Board of Directors of CompTIA, the world’s leading IT trade association, for 6 years, including two terms as Chair. Along the way, she also earned a law degree. Today, Amy serves as CompTIA...

 

 

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Uncovering career passion in data science

It was the buzz of being able to help businesses make fast, data-driven decisions that led Yulia Kim into a career in data science, which has included a stint working at one of Silicon Valley’s largest tech giants. Now a Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst at GoCardless, she shares her advice for women considering a career in STEM, why it's important to follow your passion and how her current employer supports her in “so many ways”.

After studying economics at university, Yulia wasn’t entirely sure what career path she wanted to take. But it was seeing how data could be used to make better business decisions that enticed her into a career in data analytics.

"While interning at Songkick, a live music directory, I remember the team showcasing what they'd worked on that week and someone shared some analysis they’d done on the marketing funnel, from which business decisions were made," she recalls.

"I was impressed by how you could quickly spin up some data analysis and that led to...

 

 

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Need a career change? Here’s 6 steps to make it happen

Are you ready for a career change? If so, you’re not alone. According to a London Business School study, half the UK workforce (47%) would like to move into a new career. But how do you turn this dream into action?

Whether your career goals have changed, your industry has been disrupted or you’re just feeling unfulfilled, here are six steps to help give your career a makeover:
1. Think about the why
The first step requires some self-reflection. Why do you want to change careers and what is it that you’re looking for from your next move? Maybe it’s a bigger challenge, better work/life balance or the ability to make more money. Be clear on what it is you do want and what you don’t want, as this will help shape where to from here.
2. Identify some alternative career options
If you know you want to change careers but are not sure what to, think about your interests, your passions and what drives you, and how this could translate into a profession. You can also seek the advice of fam...

 

 

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