Why STEM? with JP Morgan

Are you just starting out in your career in STEM? What do you love about your work? And what would you say to your younger self, knowing what you do now?

Today, we are launching Why STEM?, a new project with J.P. Morgan where we’re asking young women to make a short film talking about why you chose a career in STEM and why you are passionate about your job. We already have several videos that will be launched on YouTube throughout Ada Lovelace Day, and will continue to publish more over the next few months.

If you want to follow the project, then we’ll be posting videos on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube with the hashtags #ALD20 and #ALDWhySTEM.

And we want you to get involved as well! If you’re within the first five or so years of your career and you want to encourage girls and young women, then make a short video, share it using the #ALDWhySTEM hashtag, and we’ll reshare some of the best! If you want some tips take a look at this blog post which will help you plan and record your video.

ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Organisations: 12. Women Engineers Pakistan

Women Engineers Pakistan

Location: Pakistan

Founded in 2013, Women Engineers Pakistan is a network of over 1,000 women and aims to encourage women into engineering, via mentorship and campus ambassador programmes. They hold annual conferences, study jams, and weekly design and development workshops. They also engage in outreach with local schools, and liaise with businesses to provide training sessions for their members, and are currently running a STEM inclusion survey for further research. In 2018, they took part in International Women in Engineering Day and they are a finalist for Falling Walls Remote 2020, in the category Science Breakthrough of the Year.

You can follow their work here:

Twitter: @Women_Engrs_Pk
Facebook: facebook.com/WomenEngineersPakistan
Instagram: @women_engineers_pakistan
LinkedIn: Women Engineers Pakistan
YouTube: Women Engineers Pakistan
Website: womenengineers.pk

Further reading

ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Advocates: 11. Anne Chisa

Anne Chisa

Location: South Africa

Anne is a PhD candidate in agricultural science and teaching assistant at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She started the Root of Science podcast to share the experiences of Africans in STEM and allow them to talk about their research. She is also a correspondent for Visibility STEM Africa and a fellow of the Black Women in Science Network (BWIS).

You can follow her work here:

Twitter: @Annelinda_c
Facebook: facebook.com/anne.chisa
Instagram: @rootofscipod
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/anne-chisa
Website: linktr.ee/RootofSciencePodcasts

Further reading

ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Organisations: 11. Femafricmaths


Location: Ghana

Femafricmaths is a network of African female mathematicians inspiring young girls to pursue careers in maths. They interview female mathematicians to highlight the variety of career options available to girls studying maths, and also provide educational sessions under the Y3p3maths project.

You can follow their work here:

Twitter: @femafricmaths
Facebook: facebook.com/femafricmaths
Instagram: @femafricmaths
YouTube: Femafricmaths
Website: femafricmaths.github.io

Further reading

ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Advocates: 10. Dr Mirjana Pović

Dr Mirjana Pović

Location: Ethiopia/Spain

Mirjana is an astrophysicist and assistant professor at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute who studies galaxy formation, and works to encourage secondary school girls in Ethiopia to choose STEM subjects. In 2018, she won the Nature Research Inspiring Science Award for not only her research on galaxies, but her efforts to promote STEM in Africa, including collaborating with the Society of Ethiopian Women in Science and Technology.

You can follow her work here:

Podcast: nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07412-y
Website: wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirjana_Povic

Further reading