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.
You know your engineering role and you do it well. But you don't have as good a grasp of the big picture. This episode guides you on developing a big picture perspective in your career. You'll learn to see things from the organization's view and beyond. And you'll learn to zoom out from your own work to see its broader impact.
Even though you're the expert, talking about your work with senior leaders is - to say the least - stressful. This episode will teach you to turn your dread into opportunity. You'll learn 10 insights to make sure your meetings with senior leaders are empowering for you and uplifting for your engineering career.
You know you should be your authentic self in your engineering career. But being yourself is not always that simple. In this episode learn why it's so important - and so hard - to be your authentic self. And get some career tips on how to be more self aware.
You're at a slow point in your engineering career. You're losing momentum. And losing sight of your career vision. What you need is affirmation. This episode takes you through 4 steps to reaffirm your confidence. So you can remember who you are, why you're here. And all the ways you're an awesome engineer.
In your quest for career inspiration you search for direction from other people. And ideas from different places and jobs. But instead of looking outward you should be looking inward. In this episode learn the 4 elements of your energetic center and how it becomes the guide for your engineering career.
You can look back on your own career to see how things have progressed for women engineers. Luckily, at least in my career timeframe, there are some improvements. This episode highlights 4 big lessons I've learned over time. What I thought then vs. what I know now.
Even though you're flattered to be asked to mentor another engineer, you're reluctant to add more tasks to your calendar. But if you turn her down you'll miss out on an enlightening experience. In this episode learn how you'll grow professionally and advance your career by being a mentor.
You've invested a lot into your engineering career already. And you're determined to make a go of it. But doubling down on learning the technology only gets you part of the way there. This episode helps you with the people side of things, which is the key to your career success.
Even with all your decision-making experience and your diligence in following a decision-making process, it's not easy to be the decider. There's no easy answer. You have to make the call. This episode provides tips to make it easier on you. To help develop your skills and be a more decisive engineer.
If you could just get people to understand you and like you more, you think you'll be more satisfied with your engineering job. But that's not how it works. This episode will help you release the need to please everyone. You'll enjoy a more free and easy work day and a smoother career journey.
What kind of characteristics do you need to become the engineering leader you want to be? In this episode you'll learn key qualities of leaders I've seen in action. People who are great examples to help you develop qualities that align with you. And pursue your own leadership style.
You've been raised to believe that power is bad, so you tend to be power-averse. But you need power to succeed as an engineer and leader. In this episode you'll learn about different kinds of power in the engineering workplace. And the power-averse tendencies to watch out for in your career.
As you begin your new engineering leadership role, you find that people don't see you as a leader. And that makes you feel inadequate. But you're not a failure. Rather, others are failing you. This episode gives you guidance on how to be respected and supported so you can realize your true leadership genius.
It's awesome to be recognized for who you are and the engineering work you do. The right kind of recognition - both formal and informal - gives you an advantage in your career. This episode explains the benefits of recognition and how you can play a part in getting it.
It's not easy to find the right engineering career path. It's hard to know what you want and how to get there. This episode helps with a number of insights on visioning and discerning the right path for you. You'll learn how get more clarity on it and take action to pursue it.
You've made a career pivot. And - even though it's the right move for you - it's a daunting change. This episode will help you ease in. Learn to be more confident as you face a new work environment, new people, and a whole new set of engineering challenges.
Many engineers before you have made their marks and lefts their legacies. What will all your contributions mean after you leave? Whether or not people remember you, your invisible legacy lives on. This episode includes advice on how your work can help future generations of women engineers.
Even though you want to reach a level of comfort in your engineering career, it's getting out of that comfort zone that allows you to move on to fulfillment and success. In this episode learn the career decisions that propel you toward your vision. And how to more confidently face them.
Transitions cause a lot of chaos in your engineering career. You shift from task to task. And from home to work and back. These shifts are stressful for you. In this episode learn some tips to smooth these transitions for more efficiency and less disruption in your engineering work day.
You're capable of greatness as an engineer and leader. But there's an invisible force that keeps you from getting there. In this episode learn about the 3 stealthy saboteurs, how to recognize them, and how to minimize their presence in your engineering career.
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