Her Stem Story

Her Stem Story

A monthly podcast to help you navigate your Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics careers with utmost confidence! A show where you’ll learn strategize, tools and advice from expert guests and your lovely host Prasha S Dutra about how to believe in your brilliance & conquer the world of male dominated careers. Learn how to live a well rounded life in STEM & beyond!


February 15, 2024 57 mins

Celebrating Valentine's Day with the epic story of Hannah & Goose, who are both chemical engineers with experience working in pulp and paper manufacturing. After their now 2 year old daughter was born, they both left manufacturing to start their own businesses. Goose is a comprehensive wealth advisor and Hannah started a coaching and consulting business to support female engineers in male-dominated workplaces. 

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Anupama is a quality professional who recently started a journey in confidence coaching.

As someone who has always found fulfillment in listening without judgment and finding workable solutions, she is passionate about helping women navigate career crossroads and difficult workplace situations.

Having walked a similar path of leaving roles that didn't serve her goals, she understands the power of choosing our own narratives and h...

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Meet Irina Stanescu, ex-Google, ex-Uber, engineering leader and coach. In this episode, she will share her STEM Story, how she learned to lead with influence, and how you can do the same in 2024.

We will be discussing:
- Irina's STEM Story
- How she became an engineering leader and coach
- What is influence and how to build it
- How you can lead with influence in 2024

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After over 14 months of hiatus..


On National STEM Day, I am excited to bring back..


The show that helped me find my life's mission.


Her STEM Story IS BACK!!


And our first guest is Jayshree Seth.


Chief Science Advocate and Corporate Scientist at 3M.

With a 30-year award-winning career in STEM.


She holds 80 patents.

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February 1, 2022 5 mins
This is the last episode of this epic podcast! I am moving on to do more impactful projects including a brand new podcast. 

This is not a goodbye but an invitation to join me for my next epic podcast called Believe in Your Brilliance. 

A weekly podcast that will help you believe in your brilliance through small action. 

My door is always open for you! Please reach out anytime.

Email me at - hello@prashadutra.com

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Your career is your responsibility and you have more control over it than you realize. Being in the driver's seat of your career can be overwhelming. To help you overcome EXACTLY that, we are talking to Richa Bansal, Founder and CEO, Pinkcareers + Sr. Advisor Corporate Strategy, Cistel. With ​​a Bachelors in Mechanical from IIT, Delhi, Masters in Mechanical Engi...

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 Stephanie Espy joins me for a quick lunch chat to discuss all about her upcoming keynote at this year's Wonder Women in STEM 2021 Online Conference. July 25th Stephanie will open day 2 of our event and we are super excited to hear all about this amazing topic. Join us on July 21st at 12:30pm EST for this amazing chat. Get your tickets to the event at Wonder Women In STEM 2021 to meet many more role models like Stephanie, 35+ sessi...

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July 22, 2021 18 mins

Big Announcement - Listen Now!!

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Caitlin Hirschler is a materials engineer from Georgia Tech, currently working in world's largest wire and cable manufacturer Prysmian Group and is a LGBTQ community advocate inside and outside of STEM. 

The PRIDE month means more than rainbow washing for Caitlin and they shares all about how we can all become more inclusive and accommodating of the LGBTQ community. 

Caitlin bravely opens up about their challenges while coming out ...

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In this episode, Romila Rout will share how she grew her career as a signals engineer in the US. Romila is an electrical engineer from UT Dallas, working full-time in the semiconductor industry and has grown a very cool IG page filled with colors and life!!

Listen now to learn how you can build you can break stereotypes while excelling at your STEM career.

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Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions on self harm and suicide if this is triggering please avoid tuning in.


You are not born with confidence. Confidence is a muscle and if you work on it you can build it up! In this episode, we are talking to Janelle Lynnae, Founder of Next Level Confident, a keynote speaker, confidence coach and...

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From being diagnosed with Bipolar disorder to successfully defending her thesis during a global pandemic, Kimberly Fiock (Feeock) has set an example for what’s possible when you find ways to manage your mental health. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from UT Dallas and a Master of Science in Pathol...

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From engineering to manufacturing to R&D and all the way to becoming a strategic marketing professional, our guest today Paula Garcia Todd has manuvered her career in STEM very carefully and efficiently. In this interview, we will get to know Paula's STEM story and her best advice on how to strategically manuever your own career in STEM.

Amongst many things, Paula is an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, a mom of 3, a...

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Few quick steps to start facing any crisis that comes your way! With India and the rest of world back in the grip of COVID-19, its essential we talk about this important and urgent skill for minorities in STEM and beyond.


Call to action: Send this quick and sincere message to your colleagues and friends in COVID hot spots - "Hi {first name}, Heard about the devastation and the COVID crisis in your region and wanted to reach out a...

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One of the reasons why we need more women in STEM is to help bridge the income gap between men and women around the world. STEM jobs pay ~34% more than average job in the US & financial freedom that these jobs can afford can give women the opportunity to have a seat at all the tables.

Our guest today, Nikki Beesetti is a crypto currency enthusiast, IG influencer and works full time as a Product Manager at a popular tech company. Sh...

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Her STEM Story is back with new branding, new opportunities to connect with the host & guests and brand new episodes!

Join us for LIVE STREAM every Sunday, subscribe here to never miss a live episode. 

Check out our new website & nominate your favorite woman in STEM to be on the show : https://prashadutra.com/her-stem-story

Follow us on IG & all socials at @prashadutra.

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December 18, 2020 44 mins
In this episode, I interviewed Chiung-Wei is a PhD chemistry student, a science blogger and a mom of two.  She was born and raised in Taiwan where she completed her BS and MS in chemistry. 
Being a first generation immigrant, she strives to use her voice to help the world see a holistic side of a scientist who writes about science and family, and supports ...
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This episode is sponsored by IBM MASTER THE MAINFRAME sign up before January 17th, 2020 to win prizes and meet top global employers - https://masterthemainframe.com/?utm_source=herstemstory&utm_medium=podcast


In this episode, we discuss the importance of diversity in making healthcare systems work for minorities with Jocelyn Ashford, who leads the Patient Advocacy work in Transthyretin Amyloidosis. In her role, she actively adv...

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This episode is sponsored by IBM MASTER THE MAINFRAME sign up before January 17th, 2020 to win prizes and meet top global employers - https://masterthemainframe.com/?utm_source=herstemstory&utm_medium=podcast


In this episode, I got to interview Toyin Alli, our very first woman in mathematics. She is a former McNair Scholar who received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Alabama. She is now a full time Lecturer at the...

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Check out my TEDx video: https://youtu.be/kA08vfoZAJY

Share this with your friends and family and email me your comments on herstemstory@gmail.com.



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