Podcast by Society of Women Engineers
Diverse Episode 3: María Fernanda Mejía, Senior Vice President & President Kellogg Latin America16/10/2015 Duration: 22min
SWE President Colleen Laymen has a conversation with Senior Vice President & President Kellogg Latin America, María Fernanda Mejía about leadership, mentoring in the moment and the challenges women engineers face today.
Diverse Episode 2: Gender Equity & Engineering: Leadership Strategies for Inclusive Cultures16/09/2015 Duration: 17min
SWE leaders will be launching the first national gender study of its kind this spring. In episode two of the Diverse podcast series, “Gender Equity & Engineering: Leadership Strategies for Inclusive Cultures”, host Jo Miller interviews founder and principal of Primer Michaels, Beth Michaels, who is leading the SWE National Gender Equity Culture Study. Learn about the research and how corporate culture impacts the retention and advancement of women employees.
How To Navigate Successfully Through Workplaces Shaped By Subtle Bias26/08/2015 Duration: 01h01min
Gender bias falls into four distinct patterns. 1) Prove-it-again!: women have to provide more evidence of competence to be seen as equally competent; 2) Tightrope: Women have to behave in traditionally masculine ways (direct, commanding, ambitious) to be seen as go-getters—but women are expected to be feminine. Often women find themselves walking a tightrope between being seen as too feminine to be competent or too masculine to be likable. 3) Maternal wall: Motherhood triggers strong negative competence and commitment assumptions. 4) Tug of War: Gender bias fuels conflict among women, for example when women receive the message that there’s room for only one woman at the top. My interviews with 127 women (over 60 of them in STEM) show how these biases play out in everyday workplace interactions—and the strategies successful women have used to navigate workplaces shaped by subtle bias.
Diverse Episode 1: Chevron Driving Growth with Diversity17/08/2015 Duration: 17min
Jo Miller hosts SWE new podcast series, Diverse. Jo interviews S. Shariq Yosufzai Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships, Chevron Corporation about their recent Catalyst Award win and how the company has developed a strategy and rationale for diversity as talent and revenue driver.
International Speaker Series: Diane Janknegt WE Europe Keynote10/04/2015 Duration: 04min
A brief conversation with Diane Janknegt, founder of WizeNoze technology for kids. Diane was the keynote at the Society of Women Engineers WE Europe conference May 2015.