Women in STEM Book Club: "How to be a Smart Woman in STEM", Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop, Monday, 03. June 2019

Welcome to our monthly Women in STEM Book Club!
This book club aims to bring students and professionals of STEM subjects together, to discuss books related to women in STEM, to share views and experiences, to network and to help each other overcome the barriers in the male-dominated STEM environments. It is organised and moderated by Athina Frantzana and her spreadtheword_project. The Women in STEM Book Club is open to all genders.
For our last gathering in June (see you again in September!), we will discuss a new -but very relevant to our book club- book: "How to be a Smart Woman in STEM: #SCIENCE #TECHNOLOGY #ENGINEERING #MATH" by Gabriela Mueller Mendoza. Join us for a cuppa and a good chat!
Synopsis: "The world needs more women in STEM! Increasing the presence of women in STEM is a business imperative. It is key to encourage women to study these fields and to go for jobs in STEM, it is a smart business decision. When women climb the leadership ladder, they add tremendous value to the organisation they work for and become role models for the next generation of women. Keeping smart women in STEM careers and getting them promoted is a number one priority for diversity leadership expert Gabriela Mueller Mendoza. This book is a goldmine of ideas and strategies to achieve that as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution."

Athina Frantzana has just finished her PhD at the University of Edinburgh on women's experiences in STEM, particularly in the High Performance Computing community. She has organised and participated in a number of international and local conferences and events presenting her research. She works tirelessly towards achieving gender equality in STEM, by taking part in outreach activities, writing articles, and editing Wikipedia pages. Athina and her team have been recently awarded the first prize for their project at the Alan Turing Institute STEM Gamechangers for Equality,Diversity&Inclusion competition. The Women in STEM Book club is part of her spreadtheword_project, aiming to raise awareness and share knowledge on women in STEM matters.

Women in STEM Book Club: "How to be a Smart Woman in STEM"

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