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Process Development at Cook Medical , PhD.
I cannot agree more with Melinda Gates when she says, “sometimes all that’s needed to lift women up is to stop pulling them down”. Gender distribution is so out of balance in STEM fields and I believe that some unwritten rules and hidden barriers are among the main causes. I think it is essential that we get together to find the root causes of the problems and effectively tackle them.
Technology Experience Designer at IdemoLab, FORCE Technology in Denmark
``...we need to empower girls early on to solve interesting, complicated problems in science and technology and encourage them to play with code and robotics and become intrigued by creating change in the world.``
Electrical Engineer/ Project Manager at FORCE Technology
``I believe we in particular need more women in STEM to bring new, unique perspectives into our research and scientific conversations. For me working as an engineer has been an extremely fulfilling career path, and I believe It could be so for other women as well.``
Marine Classification Specialist at MAN Energy Solutions
``When you start following your dreams, there will always be challenges. And I believe that with a STEM education you learn that challenges become opportunities for learning and skills building. You will find joy in problem solving and your confidence will be strengthened. And if you failed, you have learned something valuable and that knowledge can never be taken from you.``
Head of Hardware Development. Airtame
``Diversity inspires innovation, helps to identify better ways to solve challenges, results in higher productivity, and combats affinity bias. Lifting women up and providing examples of opportunities and learnings within STEM is so important to make sure we reach our fullest potential and catalyze change. ``
Electrical Engineer Nanotechnology Specialist
''Women bring a fresh look at new technologies. Women, through a lot of empathy, are able to objectively assess the problem. Girls in technology bring an innovative approach because they have emotional intelligence. Young girls should know that working in technology is something that is motivating. Maria Skladowska Curie was also rejected from the university. If she hadn't been stubborn in pursuing her goals, she would never have been awarded the Nobel Prize.''
Energy and Industrial Engineer
``Women will begin to blossom when we stop being afraid of failure and we start believing in our infinite potential- like any human being. Our greatest enemy is ourselves: we grow up with the aim of being perfect, we fear our insecurities and we fear failure. These are precisely the burdens that pull us down. Young women must realize that perfection is about not being perfect and that we are powerful and infinitely valuable -especially when we fail, because we make room for empirical learning. That's what life is all about - reshaping and being reborn every second day! ``
Strategi og partnerskaber, Textile Change
”Som barn var jeg altid ”den kreative pige” der var god til at tegne. I mange år troede jeg, at jeg at tilvalget af en kreativ uddannelse, betød fravalg af en STEM uddannelse. Da jeg indså at dette ikke var tilfældet, og at kreativitet er en af de vigtigste redskaber i udviklingen af ny teknologi, åbnede det mine øjne for et væld af muligheder, jeg ellers havde været blind for.”
Global Engineer at Jabra
``Doing STEM degrees doesn't have to mean a life of laboratories, sitting alone at a computer or endless math equations. It is much more than that. With a career in STEM, you help build a better tomorrow, whether it’s global warming, medicine, or education. And, with half the population being female, we deserve the female perspective.``
Director hos Lifeline Robotics
“Curiosity and ingenuity are neither defined nor limited by gender. The fields in which these traits are allowed to run free, should not be either. We need to not only blur but to completely wipe out the lines created as a social construct in ancient times. Why? The laws of nature. Nature fights monocultures but rewards diversity, as it promotes growth, resilience and beauty in all living things. And as humans, we are a part of nature - subject to her laws. Therefore, we must promote gender diversity in education - not for our sake as females, but for the sake of everyone and everything.``
System and Application Engineer at Sectra
``The talent that women can bring into STEM can be the key to grow sustainably and face current global challenges. That is how we all win by breaking the stigma on STEM careers, and why it is so important to empower young girls by example. We need to show girls that STEM careers can be as technical or as sensitive as they want them to be, that they can be combined with other interests and that the opportunities of growth are endless.``
Renewable energy Student, DTU
``When I was a child, it was difficult for me to find inspiration to study engineering. In the classes, all the famous scientists were men, and I wondered if I would be able to do it as I had no one around me in this field. Having a role model allows us to help others find that inspiration, by identifying with girls and women who like the same field as you, that inspiration grows and helps us to achieve our dreams``
Lene Nørby Nielsen
`` Jeg elsker idéen om at kunne hjælpe unge kvinder med et skub og vil gerne bidrage``
Gabriella Angela Morote Kierulff
Student DTU - App developer
``STEM is a path to make a difference for people and change our world. I did not know the importance of STEM when I had to choose my undergrade; therefore, I want to be a rolemodel for girls, and inspire them to choose a similar path, in order to create a future build on diversity. ``
Project Manager, Energy Cluster Denmark
``I have an education in engineering, psychotherapist and have sailed around the world on a sailboat. My education and life experiences have made me very passionate about sustainability, so today I help companies working towards their sustainable growth. Girls, if you think about choosing between a technical education or an education where you work with people, you need to know that communication and relations is of great importance in a lot of jobs. If you choose an education in the technical field it will open up for so many possibilities and it's super exciting.``
Paula Riera Turró
Student Assistant at VELUX
``As women we face many barriers to enter and succeed within STEM. Some barriers are obvious, but others are so nuanced that they even look like individual choices. It is not until we start sharing experiences that we realize they are systemic. That is why, I find it so important to discuss and share across generations, with a clear objective of making it easier for the new generations of women in STEM.``
Associate Professor at Aalborg University
``Be passionate and determined in what you like. From a very young age, I have been fascinated about exploring the functions of the human brain. I knew, I wanted to be a “neuroscientist”, and now I have the privilege to work within that area, where I can help people in pain.``