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UK Encourages More Women to Join Oil, Gas Industry

At Schlumberger, careful consideration is given to working conditions for employees in remote locations; flexibility for parents needing maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or telecommuting work arrangements; and mobility allowances to be used to travel to home countries or to bring extended family members to them, Cox said.

[ via Rigzone ]

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Suzi Perry: The technology industry needs more women

“Perceptions are definitely changing, though. There are some really fantastic women inventing amazing products, increasingly heading up tech companies and there are some awesome girl gamers. But it seems like it’s going to take time to catch up.”

[ via Yahoo ]

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Get more women into tech? My colleagues never got the memo

Even though I’ve done all the things I was supposed to do, I feel abandoned by this movement. In the face of growing female concern over women exiting the workforce, the only messages for young, female professionals are vague appeals to lean in, heed the warnings of the Opt-Out Generation, have it all some of the time or settle for some of those things most of the time. It’s depressing. What I really want to know is how to survive in the male-dominated engineering world, and no one seems to want to talk about that.

[ via New Statesman ]

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An Aerospace Engineer’s Top 8 Lessons for Women in Tech

There is something powerful in harnessing the strength that comes from surviving an uncomfortable or unfamiliar situation. The key is to embrace those experiences and learn how to thrive in them. We are not defined by our experiences, but how we react to those experiences and the attitudes we choose to adopt. Transform tension into innovation, tackle challenge with an open mind, and take risks.

[ via The Next Women ]

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Looking to the Stars for STEM-Learning Inspiration

So I was delighted when, earlier this year, my friend who works at Warner Bros. Pictures told me about an upcoming film starring Sandra Bullock as an engineer in the Sci-Fi film, Gravity, opening October 4. How perfect, I thought, to illuminate the power of STEM education by combining a strong female role model playing an engineer (Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant engineer on her first shuttle mission), with the natural wonder and awe that comes from images of outer space. Fresh out of the Venice Film Festival, Gravity is getting rave reviews.

[ via Wired ]

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Jaguar Land Rover continues drive for female engineers

The students, aged 15-18, will spend a week touring manufacturing, design and engineering sites, meet women from all levels of the business to find out about their career experiences and spend a day on work experience with a female mentor. They also find out about Jaguar Land Rover’s apprentice and graduate schemes and participate in workshops on job applications, assessment centres and interview techniques.

[ via The Engineer UK ]

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Girls power into history in electric vehicle race

“Originally we were just going to make one bike and enter it for the class but with the interest and engagement we had from the kids we realised the best way to do it was boys against girls and make two.

“There was some excellent, healthy competition and I think the kids really enjoyed it.”

[ via Maitland Mercury ]

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Women at NASA manage novel hurricane mission

The increasing presence of women in management of science missions at NASA is exemplified by Marilyn Vasques and Bernadette Luna, both members of the Earth Science Project Office at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and key participants in recent and on-going NASA airborne missions to study hurricanes.

[ via Phys.org ]