Women in STEM: 5 Challenges to overcome & Achieve Success

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Women in STEM refers to women in these fields. This phrase comes up to represent women in traditionally male-dominated roles. 

What Are Some Of These Challenges?

Feeling intimidated & lack of confidence or imposter syndrome; lack of transparency with our colleagues & lower salary.

1 – Confidence & Intimidation

Overcoming this:

Take time each day to remind yourself of what you do know, acknowledge things you did right, and above all, be kind to yourself as you figure things out.

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2 – Lack Of Transparency

Overcoming this:

Ask questions to as many people as you can. Understand as well what your industry standards are.

3 – Fighting Societal Assumptions Over Gender Roles

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Overcoming this:

If you’re a woman who has faced this, don’t let the assumptions stop you from forging onwards.

4 – Finding Mentorship

Overcoming this:

The best thing I can say is if you feel there’s no one, ask anyway until you find someone. Also, a mentor doesn’t have to be in the same industry or job as you.

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