Teams/Ambassadors/Women In STEM

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WOMEN IN STEM: Interview Series

by After iGEM Ambassadors

Every Thursday from September 17th

Together, let’s celebrate Women in Science! After an amazing “Women in STEM” Keynote Session at the iGEM Global Meetup, we now invite you to watch a complete interview with each one of our outstanding panelists. The main idea of this Interview Series is to inspire this and the next generations of women and girls, who are interested in science. Even more, we hope to encourage everyone, men and women, to go further in pursuing their careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and do not settle for less.

We gathered speakers with diverse backgrounds and experience from different regions, all of them doing amazing jobs and leading their fields. Every week, join us and hear their inspiring stories of inclusion and impact from all over the world!

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

Elena Rosca

September 17th

Catalina Lopez Correa

September 24th

Heather Beem

October 1st

Aravinth Panch

October 8th

Jingjing Wang

October 15th

Nadine Bongaerts

October 22nd

Promotional Video

Interview Compilation

Panel Discussion

Global Meetup (August 20), Watch on YouTube & BiliBili

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Elena Rosca

Ashesi, Ghana

  • Senior Lecturer at Ashesi University
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "Be a role model, and pay it forward!"





Catalina Lopez Correa

VA, Canada

  • Executive Director of the Canadian COVID Genomics Network, Co-Founder & Co-Leader Vancouver Node at Immigrant and International Women in Science
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "Dream big, take risks, and believe in yourself!"

Heather Beem

Ashesi, Ghana

  • CEO & Founder at Practical Education Network, Engineering Faculty at Ashesi University
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "Don't let labels or stereotypes hold you back!"

Aravinth Panch

Berlin, Germany

  • Co-Founder & Director of Innovation at DreamSpace Academy
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "The future is female, and the future is now."



Jingjing Wang

Shenzhen, China

  • Senior Product Manager & Strategic Marketing at MGI
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "I wish everyone to be more confident in themselves and brave the bright future."



Nadine Bongaerts

Paris, France

  • Senior Scientist Molecular Biology at GOURMEY, Board member at Hello Tomorrow, Co-founder at Science Matters
  • LinkedIn
  • Message to Women in STEM: "All women should follow their dreams, and not be limited by the fact that they are women."

INTERVIEWS

Elena Rosca

September 17th

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

Catalina Lopez Correa

September 24th

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

Heather Beem

October 1st

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

Aravinth Panch

October 8th

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

Jingjing Wang

October 15th

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

Nadine Bongaerts

October 22nd

Watch on YouTube & BiliBili.

MEET THE HOSTS

Nemira Zilinskaite

United Kingdom

  • iGEM Ambassador to Europe
  • LinkedIn
  • Message "My drive is the chance that this initiative will inspire you to be brave and fight for your dreams! Inspiration, Motivation and Dedication - three things that will take us all the way up".

Cibele Zolnier

Brazil

  • iGEM Ambassador to Latin America
  • LinkedIn
  • Message: "We are all Wonder Women! Do not limit yourself to the assumptions or judgments from others. Always believe in your own potential and never stop pursuing your dreams!"

Varsha Jaisimha

India

  • iGEM Ambassador to Asia
  • LinkedIn
  • Message: "Show them you are different, not because of the fact that you are a woman or because of your background, but because of what you have achieved! "

Nana Oye Djan

Ghana

  • iGEM Ambassador to Africa
  • LinkedIn
  • Message: "You do not need anyone’s validation to be the amazing person you are. You are all you need and you have all it takes!"

Melody Wu

USA

  • iGEM Ambassador to North America
  • LinkedIn
  • Message: "Take each opportunity you can get, fill it with your own potential, and chart your own new path."




Dorothy Zhang

UK/China

  • Director of Community Engagement at iGEM HQ
  • LinkedIn
  • Message: "There are stereotypes to break for both women and STEM. Let’s work together and define who we are and what we do by ourselves."