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The STEMpowered Women podcast is brought to you by Sistas in STEM, a platform aimed toward empowering women of color in their daily lives and their passion for science, tech, engineering, and math. Join host Brittany A. J. Miriki as she interviews boss women for inspiration, career advice, health tips, and more. We’re pushing the voices of Black women and women of color in STEM to the forefront to bring our community together. You’re not alone, Sis. We’ve got you!
 
Welcome to Best of the WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology), where we believe providing role models for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can change the world. Come along with us as we talk to incredible women in STEM about their lives, careers, and everything in between.
 
Self-care with Drs. Sarah is a series of conversations between women scientists about navigating and surviving science culture. We (Sarah B. and Sarah R.) are astrophysicists and best friends who went through graduate school together. In some episodes, we chat between the two of us about topics relevant to self-care for women scientists, and in other episodes, we interview our friends and colleagues about how they care for themselves.
 
A weekly podcast to help you navigate your Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematica careers with utmost confidence! A show where you’ll learn strategize, tools and advice from expert guests and your lovely host Prasha S Dutra about how to believe in your brilliance & conquer the world of male dominated careers. Learn how to live a well rounded life in STEM & beyond!
 
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Growing up as a self-described "weird kid," Noushin was drawn to science at an early age. She came to Canada from Iran when she was 15 years old, and despite language barriers and adjusting to a new culture, she thrived and became the researcher and economist she is today. Noushin tells us in this episode with host Dr. Lesley Shannon about how fost…
 
In our fourth episode of the miniseries by the WWEST Associate Chair program hosted at iSTAND at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), host Maxine (iSTAND Communications and Resource Design Assistant) speaks to Dr. Marge Holman, professor of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor, and Reina Iizuka, Defensive Back of the University o…
 
In this episode, our host Dr. Lesley Shannon is joined by Nora Keegan, a grade 10 student whose research on the effects of hand dryer noise on children was published in the Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. If this interview doesn't inspire you, then we don't know what will! Nora talks about her love for science, the experience of conducting r…
 
In this episode, I interviewed Chiung-Wei is a PhD chemistry student, a science blogger and a mom of two. She was born and raised in Taiwan where she completed her BS and MS in chemistry. Being a first generation immigrant, she strives to use her voice to help the world see a holistic side of a scientist who writes about science and family, and sup…
 
Joining us in this episode is Denise Williams, CEO of the First Nations Technology Council. From her childhood dreams of being an astronaut while raised in a logging camp, to studying at Vancouver Island University, to her acceptance at Simon Fraser University to pursue an executive MBA, Denise - as she describes - “meandered” through her education…
 
This episode is sponsored by IBM MASTER THE MAINFRAME sign up before January 17th, 2020 to win prizes and meet top global employers - https://masterthemainframe.com/?utm_source=herstemstory&utm_medium=podcast In this episode, we discuss the importance of diversity in making healthcare systems work for minorities with Jocelyn Ashford, who leads the …
 
This episode is sponsored by IBM MASTER THE MAINFRAME sign up before January 17th, 2020 to win prizes and meet top global employers - https://masterthemainframe.com/?utm_source=herstemstory&utm_medium=podcast In this episode, I got to interview Toyin Alli, our very first woman in mathematics. She is a former McNair Scholar who received her PhD in M…
 
Have you spent years learning about engineering, biology, or chemistry, and thought to yourself - “This ain’t really for me.” You love the concepts, but you rather apply them in different ways. Maybe you belong in a non-traditional STEM career! Patent law is just one of many careers you can explore. Today, we’re going to hear from patent attorney, …
 
Corina Newsome is a wildlife conservationist conducting field research in rural Georgia, which is a long way from her hometown of Philly. The town has plantation museums glorifying slavery and her work site is down the road from where Ahmaud Arbery was killed - Why is she still there, you ask? It’s the passion for her work! She loves birds and all …
 
In our third episode of the miniseries by the WWEST Associate Chair program hosted at iSTAND at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO), host Maxine (iSTAND Communications and Resource Design Assistant) reverse engineers the diversity in STEM conversation. She speaks to two men in female-dominated fields to explore how these fields can s…
 
Dr. Aaleeyah Pringle Alim, dentist and creator of #ToothTuesday, is sharing her expertise with us on oral health. Did you know that your oral health is connected to your overall health? She’s breaking it all down for us. Knocking down dental myths, exposing how the lack of healthcare in underserved communities affects us long-term, and she’s even a…
 
Switching jobs can be tricky, but switching industries and leaping into a new career is no joke. Throughout this season I’ll share little bits about my journey breaking into my new tech role. When I started, I spent 2 months in a bootcamp learning the fundamentals required to succeed as a pre-sales system engineer. With a background primarily in Me…
 
I'm kicking off season 2 with some news!! I QUIT MY JOB! I quit my mechanical engineering job, started a new one in tech, and have been busy ever since. I've been so wrapped up in ramping up in my new role that I never got to share the news with you. I have a few tips for those who may feel like they're stuck in jobs that don't align with their pur…
 
Folks, we have finally done it. We finally interviewed WWEST Chair Dr. Lesley Shannon on Best of the WWEST! Danniele and Lesley dive into many things, including coping during the pandemic and how it is affecting not only women in STEM, but women everywhere; Lesley’s experience in university studying Computer Engineering, and even some fun things in…
 
Even the craziness of 2020 couldn't stop the STEMpowered Women Podcast from coming back! Are you ready for Season 2?! Time to hear more stories and career advice from amazing Black women in STEM. We have so much in store for you! Subscribe, Rate us 5 STARS, and Share the show with a friend. Host: Brittany A.J. Miriki (@BrittanyAJoy) Website: Sistas…
 
In this episode , I got to interview Anna Ampaw, a PhD student, an emerging SciCommer and a passionate educator. She strives to share my knowledge and try to eliminate the idea of science being difficult. Growing up in different areas of Canada, she was usually one of the only few "dark-skinned" females in my classes, and then when she got into a s…
 
Today, I am talking to Masha also known as Coding Blonde on Instagram. She is an entrepreneur, content creator, educator, ex-googler, stereotype challenger and a girl with big dreams and ambitions. She is the founder of Coding Blonde, a blog dedicated to empowering women in technology and breaking stereotypes. Masha’s mission is to empower Women in…
 
Surbhi is the CEO and co-founder of Symbl.ai. At Symbl, she is building the programmable platform to empower developers to deploy conversational intelligence in their collaboration products and workflows. She co-founded Symbl (previously Rammer.ai) almost 2 years back and was a part of Techstars Seattle ’19 class, following which the company raised…
 
Jennifer Flanagan is an inspirational leader for girls and women in STEM, and in this episode, you are sure to be just that - inspired! She joins WWEST manager and podcast host Danniele to give insights into how it benefits all of us to support women, girls, and Indigenous communities in STEM; how she founded Actua, an organization that inspires fu…
 
In this episode, I interview Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier who holds two degrees from Virginia Tech: Biochemistry and Systems Biology, is pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University. You know her from her showcase of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide for her talent presentation. A First time Miss America…
 
Anne Simonen joins Best of the WWEST host and WWEST manager Danniele in this episode and is keeping it real by telling us about her journey from being a student who wasn't strong in math to a civil engineering technologist who is supporting really important projects in wastewater treatment. She explains why civil engineering and water treatment are…
 
I am still riding the excitement of this year's Wonder Women in STEM Online Conference 2020! This is the 3rd Annual online conference that I have hosted and every year it keeps getting bigger and more engaging. In this episode, I share with you 3 ways to become a Wonder Woman in STEM even if you missed the event. Come join us in 2021 NOW!!! Sign up…
 
Working in technology, construction, and engineering often is portrayed in just one way, but Rebecca Sorbara is here to tell us that there are many rewarding non-conventional careers in these fields. She joins Danniele, WWEST manager and Best of the WWEST host, to get nerdy about building science. Everyone comes into contact with buildings every da…
 
In this solo episode, I will breakdown the 3 reasons why you are stuck in your STEM career and give you 3 exercises to start getting UNSTUCK right away!! Listen now but make sure you have notebook by your side. Attend this year's most engaging online conference on July 25-26th. GET EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR $99 ONLY NOW: Wonder Women in STEM 2020 Onli…
 
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