Each second Wednesday of the month, DiscoverE's Persist Series virtually connects thousands of women around the world for uplifting conversation to help them persevere and thrive in their engineering and tech careers.
June 9 at 2:00 PM ET: Register here.
Amy Winchester is a senior chemical engineer at CBCL, a leading multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm in Atlantic Canada. Amy is the firm’s first female Director on the Board and is heavily involved in diversity and professional development initiatives. But she’s also a mom of three and has learned all the many ways we can define and redefine what success looks like. Join Amy to chat about how to be versatile, vulnerable, and patiently persistent as you find your own success. In her own words, “Your value isn’t in knowing or doing everything. Your value is in being uniquely who you are.”
Speakers: Amy Winchester (CBCL), Annie Cormier (CBCL), Victoria Fernandez (CBCL)
Lead Like A Woman: Engineering A New Mindset
Air Date: May 12, 2021. Watch On Demand.
The leader is charismatic, assertive, takes a hard line. The “male leadership archetype” and other gender norms shut many people out of personal and career growth opportunities. In the session we chatted about creating our own leadership archetypes by embracing new ways of working that complement our personalities rather than counter them.
Speakers: Caroline Metcalf (Bechtel Corporation), Emma Harniman (Bechtel Corporation)
On Demand: The Science Of Sticking Together
Air Date: April 14, 2021. Watch On Demand.
Only 18 3M inventors have reached the 100-patent mark, and Audrey Sherman, a division scientist in the 3M Medical Solutions Division, is 3M’s only female to reach this milestone. We chatted with Audrey to learn how she did it - and the critical role that collaboration (and a little friendly competition) plays in how she's found success and persistence.
On Demand: Know Your Roots And Branch Out
Abi Babajide-Ferguson has done a bit of everything at Shell Deep Water, from technical, managerial, and HR roles. Her colleague, Lori Fremin, is a collaborative leader with strong relationships across the business. Abi and Lori discuss how they find out-of-the-box ways to find fulfillment and flexibility in their career progression - and how you can do the same.
On Demand: Workplace Norms That Work
We hear all the time about women in STEM feeling out of place and undervalued, but what does a truly inclusive work culture look like? A thriving, women-led engineering team discusses how we can find success in our current work culture AND be an agent of change.
On Demand: Why Stay?
Air Date: March 11, 2020. Watch On Demand.
Many studies have looked at the obstacles women and girls face in engineering and technology and reasons they leave, ranging from pay disparities to harassment. Our speakers took a different perspective: Why do they stay?
On Demand: Believe, Do, Succeed
Air Date: March 18, 2020. Watch On Demand.
Asserting a strong belief in your ideas, skills, and contributions can strengthen your resolve to persevere through challenges. In this episode, speakers shared stoires and strategies to build career confidence and respond to criticism and skepticism.
On Demand: Breaking The Rules
Air Date: March 25, 2020. Watch On Demand.
Some rules need to be broken. In this episode, speakers shared how they're breaking old rules and building new dynamics to shape a more inclusive and welcoming profession.
On Demand: From Obstacles To Inspiration
On Demand: Better Together
Air Date: April 8, 2020. Watch On Demand.
Belonging is fundamental to our fulfillment and well-being. In this episode, speakers discussed how they've built support networks and found their community and sense of belonging in their career.