Rollemodeller er essentielle når vi ønsker at inspirere piger og unge kvinder til at studere og arbejde med STEM.
Selv piger, der klarer sig godt indenfor STEM kan have udfordringer med at identificere sig med STEM fordi de måske ikke kender nogen rollemodel, de kan relatere sig til. For piger er det vigtigt at se kvinder i STEM positioner samt at forstå hvordan hun er kommet til hvor hun er – det kan opmuntre dem til at følge deres drøm.
Ifølge en Microsoft analyse fra 2018 øger STEM rollemodeller en piges interesse for at vælge en STEM karriere fra 32% til 52%.
High5Girls er skabt af STEM+ /entreprenør kvinder, som har arbejdet indenfor teknologi. De kender de barrierer, udfordringer og den spænding, der følger med at arbejde indenfor teknologi samt at starte eget firma.
High5Girls rollemodeller skaber nye kvindebilleder.
SÅDAN TILMELDER DU DIG
Send en mail til firstname.lastname@example.org og fortæl din historie. Det skal være kort: Hvem er du, uddannelse, din vej til job og hvor du er i dag samt hvorfor du har lyst til at være rollemodel hos High5Girls. Så kontakter vi dig.
Kunne du være en rollemodel for unge kvinder – mellem 13-18 år – for at hjælpe dem forfølge en STEM+ og/ eller entreprenør uddannelse og måske job?
Vi har brug for rollemodeller som:
- Har en STEM/ ENTREPRENØR baggrund
- Har lyst til at dele sin historie og inspirere piger og unge kvinder til at forfølge STEM/ Entreprenør vejen
- Har lyst til at deltage i nogle af vores arrangementer og dele sin historie
- Har lyst til at dele succes´er samt udfordringer mødt på vejen
- Der er ikke et krav om at deltage i et bestemt antal arrangementer – det er også muligt at sende et video indlæg!
Lina Sors Emilsson
Project Leader at Upptech, Uppsala University, Founder Sors Technology and Co-founder Stargrind
``Tech-savvy girls are needed everywhere in the private and public sector for a more sustainable and fair society for us all. Therefore, I am happy to contribute to High5Girls to empower young girls to discover the fun in tech and realise that their unique potentials not only are encouraged but desperately needed to build our future. ``
Sustainable Energy Msc Student at DTU / Project evaluator and Entrepreneur
``As a young female professional entering the STEM field I know how hard it is to fight stereotypes, specially coming from a Latin-American country. I want to empower and encourage girls to speak up and bring different perspectives to the field.”
Engineer - Founder hos MEWALII
``I want to encourage girls to be their true self and not be afraid to stand out of the crowd, especially within STEM and entrepreneurship where I've got my experience. Girls should feel empowered to chase their dreams, no matter the dream. This is the change high5girls pledged to and that is the future.”
Claudia Dos Santos
Logistics Supervisor / Field Service Coordinator, KVH Industries Inc.
“There are not enough women in the STEM. We must end stereotypes about gender and intellect superiority. Women are underrepresented and discouraged to pursue a career in the STEM fields. It is unfortunate that we are setting barriers to all the talented women due to stereotypes.”
Electrical Engineer/Founder of Women In Hardware Israel
``Women bring a unique voice to the table. It is something about the combination of wisdom, creativity, ability of wide and detailed view of things in addition to the capability of being sensitive to people and others needs- that makes women such great engineers.”
Cand. It in Product Design
``I always start with WHY - and I believe girls should be encouraged and learn to ask why especially within the STEM community. I believe in the strength of diversity and that we need the future generation of product designers and engineers to think differently together - that’s why I am with High5Girls.``
CEO at Too Good To Go, Entrepreneur
``Diversitet er lig med dynamik. Og dynamik er altafgørende i alle typer virksomheder - ikke mindst inden for teknologien, der har været domineret af den mandlige tilgang til bl.a. udvikling og projektledelse. Mænd og kvinder tænker og agerer forskelligt, og vi har brug for begge tilgange for at skabe den rette kombination af drive og balance. Mange piger aner ikke, hvor vanvittigt fede og sjove jobs, de kan lande med STEM i rygsækken. Og hvor eftertragtede, de ville være. Det skal de vide.``
CEO at Miracle Finland Oy
``Diversity is the power! If everybody looks the same, thinks the same, has the same background, it all gets boring and nothing new would be invented. If you can see things from different angles you can always invent new ways of doing things, and change the world. And you can also change your business to the better!``
Monika Luniewska Jensen
Senior Business Developer. Co-founder and board member at SHUTE Sensing Solutions.
``I believe that women have enormous potential in STEM area, but also that it has been dimmed until now for several reasons. High5Girls creates a safe environment for young women, where they can make first steps in science and technology fields, learn how to work together and build confidence for showing their skills and continue developing them outside. Female role models are there to support them in their journey. This initiative has been needed for a long time and I am happy that somebody finally made it happen.``
CEO at Prezentor
``We need to show girls at a very young age that technology and business is fun, and that it's not as complex as they might think to go from idea to business. We need to show them that it's possible to receive funding and try your wings, and if you don’t succeed the first time you can always try again. With High5Girls I wish to be the rolemodel that I many times felt was missing when growing up. Be the change that you want to see in society, so that future generations won’t know that there’s any other way.``
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.``