Femme Lead
Femme Lead
Nov 16, 2020
Live Q&A Session #4: 'Owning Your Story' with Dr. Ghina M. Halabi, Space Scientist.
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Join us for a deep dive into building a career in science, challenges, and biases. Dr. Ghina M. Halabi is the first person to obtain a doctorate in astrophysics from a Lebanese university, a Space Scientist at the University of Cambridge, Programme Director at Cambridge Judge Business School's Entrepreneurship Centre, and the founder of She Speaks Science.

Through all of her initiatives, she aims to make science accessible and women in STEM more visible, one story at a time.

Episode Timeline:

01:04 How do you see the development of the scientific field in light of the pandemic?

03:21  How do you encourage people to look at news regarding events such as a pandemic? 

07: 40 Is there any reflection you’ve had in light of the last few months? This pandemic shifted the way we work and interact. How do you feel we are changed after this episode in the human mind?

12:53 You mention the need for changing the way we see scientists & who should they be. Where do we start to create this shift in perspective? You mentioned education, media, but where can we all individually contribute? 

20:11 Is there any framework that listeners should follow if they want to submit any articles on ‘She Speaks Science’?

22:22 When it comes to owning your stories, what do you tell young women who do not have yet the confidence to own their story? Where should they start?

25:15 Is there something you would have done differently knowing what you know now?

28:10 What was the biggest surprise of your career?

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