Her Engineering Career Podcast

Her Engineering Career Podcast

Her Engineering Career Podcast is hosted by Mary Kinsella, career strategist for women engineers. This program offers practical advice and insights to women who want to make a difference as technical experts and influential leaders. Episodes will cover how to foster courage and confidence, garner credibility and recognition, stretch into leadership roles, and spearhead highly desired projects. Listeners will learn strategies for career mastery, increasing the visibility and impact of their accomplishments, and advancing to the next level. Mary has more than 30 years’ experience as an engineer, program manager, and team leader, living and learning the challenges that women face in the engineering workplace.

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September 21, 2021 11 min

Even though meetings are such an important part of anyone's career, there's a lot we don’t like about them. This episode is about mastering meetings from the attendee's point of view and will inspire you to reframe your attitude. Learn recommendations for how women engineers can change their perception and turn meetings into vital career tools.

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Meetings are such a huge part of all that we do . Become a masterful meeting leader and see immediate positive effects in your engineering career.  This episode will teach you 4 steps to better meeting outcomes and why they are important. Not only will you run more effective meetings but you'll also step up your leadership game and shine as a credible and recognized professional.

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September 7, 2021 12 min

This episode is focused on a special networking case: how to network at conferences. Because conferences offer the opportunity to interact with others in the same field as you, they are great for making some of the most important connections of your career. Learn my 7-step guide that walks you through how to set up your own conference networking approach. Create your own networking strategy, get the most out of each conference, and...

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Your network is a valuable resource. It can help you become a better person, engineer, and leader. In this episode we discuss some of the basics for growing and nurturing your network - and developing your own networking style. Learn some key strategies for investing in your network and reaping the benefits of those connections that will enhance your engineering career.

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If you manage your workload well, you’ll reach your career goals more efficiently and be a more confident and impactful engineer. In this episode, learn what it means to manage and be in charge of your engineering workload. Know how to tell when your workload is serving you - and get some great tips on how to take things off your plate when it's not. 

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This episode explains how to shift from time management to time satisfaction, enabling you to optimize - not hours, but - energy and fulfillment. It will lower stress and raise your level of contentment. You'll also learn 4 easily-applicable ways to increase your time satisfaction every day.

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Even though engineers are pretty well trained in decision making, good decision makers go beyond a simple decision making process. This episode teaches you lessons you can use to build your decision making skills. It further provides the characteristics of good decision makers to help you stretch into your leadership roles.

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Asking for what you need and want is critical for advancing in your engineering career. Not only is it a useful skill, it is expected of you as a professional. This episode teaches you ways to remove false beliefs about asking for what you need and want.  You'll also learn 8 steps to walk you through the process.

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Speaking up enables you to share your insights and perspectives. More importantly, it's good practice in professionalism, helping you gain visibility and credibility. In this episode you'll learn some simple daily practices for finding your voice, along with ways you can make your voice more audible.

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Now that you have a career vision, learn how to communicate it! This episode explores reasons why women engineers are reluctant to communicate their career visions. It further explains ways that communicating your vision helps you achieve it, and some specific how-to guidance.

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This episode will help you create  a vision for your engineering career. We discuss reasons why envisioning is difficult, such as lack of guidance and overwhelm.  And benefits, including clarity and fulfillment. Learn 7 tips on specifically how you can create your career vision, even if you’re starting from scratch.

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It's essential that women engineers keep their careers in forward motion. Learn what it means to be in forward motion, why it's important, and how to stay in forward motion throughout your career. We also talk about the forward motion mindset and the pace of forward motion.

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In this episode we explore a career scenario that leaves many women engineers feeling like they've come up short. We discuss how you can interrupt this saga by paying attention and noticing when things are amiss, counteracting early signs of career roadblocks, and putting your career first. 

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Continuing the theme from Episode 1, we cover two more practices that women engineers can apply for the care and feeding of their careers. One is Consistent Career Consultations with your boss, and the other is Taking Follow-up Action.

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Caring for your career means paying attention to the status and progress of your career and putting the time in to keep it on track. In this episode you will learn 3 reasons why women engineers need to feed their careers. You'll also learn about self-assessment: one of three ways to put that care into practice.

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June 1, 2021 2 min

An introduction to Her Engineering Career Podcast.

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