Women Leadership in STEM
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Takeaways from today's episode: 

  • “I was not put on earth to follow your wishes”, you have to help yourself and reach out to good people who can mentor you. Don’t compromise on your dreams. 
  • Get mentorship from multiple sources.
  • You should not self-censor, this is a result of socialisation. Don’t be afraid to speak up.
  • Ask for support when you need it and stop trying to be superwoman and negotiate a partnership which works.


Some inspirational Women leaders in STEM from: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/research-action/women-leaders-global-health

Insights from Women Leaders: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/research-action/women-leaders-global-health/insights-women-leaders

Shubha’s article in nature; Mentorship comes from many sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-018-0189-x?WT.feed_name=subjects_neurogenesis

Inspirational words from Shuba Tole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6l3GckVNI

Shubha Tole on not compromising on your dreams as a woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7s7bP40gk0

Marriage, women and STEM: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/entrepreneurship/how-societal-norms-work-against-women-choosing-stem-careers/articleshow/60804962.cms

Review of gender inequities in sub-saharan Africa: http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset/article/view/652/0

Mansplaining: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20180727-mansplaining-explained-in-one-chart

Interviews with Women in STEM podcast (In French): https://www.iybssd2022.org/20-a-podcast-where-women-in-science-and-tech-talk-about-themselves/


Guest information

Prof. Shubha Tole obtained her BSc (1978) from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, and a PhD (1994) from Caltech, USA.  After a post-doc at the University of Chicago, she joined the faculty of the Tata Institute in Mumbai, India in 1999.  Tole actively engages in public outreach and is an engaged mentor. Connect with Shuba on twitter @shubhatole. Website: https://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs/faculty/stolelab/Home.html

Prof. Dorothy Mbori-Ngacha is a Senior Specialist on HIV for UNICEF’s global programmes. A medical doctor with specialist training in pediatrics, infectious disease and child health, she has extensive experience as a public health professional; and in academia including as chair and professor of paediatrics at the University of Nairobi. @DeeMboriNgacha

Kyla Roland completed a B.S. in Biology at Davidson College in 2019, and during her senior year she was awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.  Currently she is a Post baccalaureate IRTA Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where she will pursue an independent research project with implications for understanding the spread of human diseases.



Editing by Mariana Vaz, https://www.marianacpvaz.com/

Research: Christine Boinett and Alice Matimba

Producers: Christine Boinett (Creator and Executive producer), Alice Matimba (Senior Producer), Isabela Malta (Producer) and Emmanuela Oppong (Producer).

Host: Christine Boinett

Media and Marketing: Catherine Holmes

Music: https://freesound.org/s/477388/



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