How to be a STEMinist

How to be a STEMinist

Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths), listen up! Being a STEMinist means creating a wildly fulfilling career without compromising your family or social life. Learn how to take back control of your career progression, navigate gender equality issues and stop balancing work with life, and start enjoying it. When you love your whole life, you become a living example that a career in STEM is where it's at. I'm Tiffany Dawson and I'll be teaching you all the stuff no one else teaches you about being a woman in STEM. Find me over at www.tiffanydawson.co

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May 17, 2022 39 min

I'm back after having my baby and I have so much to tell you! This episode is a bit of a life update to catch you up on what I've been doing for the past 9 months. Plus a bit about what you can expect from me for the rest of this year (although I'm still trying to figure that out!).

I've got a couple of coaching spaces becoming available this month. Here's where you can apply: https://www.tiffanydawson.co/discove...

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Yes it's true, you don't have to be everyone's friend. But what happens when you get promoted and become your work-friend's boss?

Listen in to learn how to deal with those difficult conversations with ex-peers as their manager.


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July 21, 2021 21 min

Do you find yourself saying yes to everything? Well listen in to hear why this is damaging your career!

Episode Summary:

  • Why women end up saying yes to everything
  • What happens to your career when you become a Yes-Woman
  • What you should do instead

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    Meetings can be boring. They're a drain and sometimes feel like a complete waste of time! For some of my clients, meetings can be anxiety ridden. A place where they feel they need to prove themselves.

    Here are 5 tips to make the most out of meetings so you never feel they're a waste of time again!

  • Know the purpose of the meeting before you say yes
  • Set the tone of the meeting at the very start
  • Take the pressure off yourself to p...
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    Trying to get STEM business leaders to take gender equality seriously can be so frustrating! Can you relate?

    Hear me talk about the 5 things I wish they knew which would finally motivate them to take action:

  • No-one in STEM has got gender equality right (yet). So trying something is better than doing nothing.
  • Don't focus your efforts on recruiting more women if you can't even retain the women you've already got.
  • Don't si...
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    June 30, 2021 32 min

    The most under-used leadership skill? Trusting your intuition!

    While having experience and knowledge is useful, those who can tune into their gut feelings can make better decisions, quickly.

    If you think you're not experienced or knowledgable enough to be a great leader, think again! That's only one side of the equation.


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    Becoming a leader who's respected in a male dominated workplace has it's challenges. But if you know where to focus your efforts, you will be successful!

    The problem is, we find it hard to emulate our role models because they can seem so different to us. Most of our examples of strong leaders have really masculine traits. That works for men, but it can feel pretty icky pretending to be someone totally different to us.

    Here ar...

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    There's an influencing strategy that everyone seems to have forgotten about which I'm sharing in this episode!

    We usually think of influencing skills as saying the right thing at the right time. Or  wording our sentences to play mind tricks on the people we're trying to convince.

    But have you considered that none of that actually matters unless your heart is in the right place?

    Your intention matters. You can carry out the...

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    I used to look at daily habits as restrictive and boring. But now I know, they actually help to free up brain space to be more creative during the week!

    Listen in to hear about my personal daily and weekly habits and how they help boost the quality of my life.

    Episode Summary:

  • My weekly Friday morning reflections that help me be more strategic
  • How I put myself in a good mindset for sle...
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    I'll be doing quite a few presentations over the next few weeks so I wanted to share how I prepare for me talks. There are also some common things that stop a lot of my clients from doing presentations in the first place so listen into learn how to overcome those fears!

    Episode Summary

    Questions to ask before you even start preparing

  • What's in it for me...
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    May 26, 2021 36 min

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    How to be a STEMinist turns 1 this week! Tune into this special episode to hear about the journey it's been on over this pivotal year.


    Episode Summary:

  • The pickle I was in when I first started this podcast
  • Some life-changing stories from listeners
  • How this podcast has enriched my life
  • What to expect from the show moving forwards

  • Resources:

  • Apply for a c...
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    May 19, 2021 22 min

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    Don't change your behaviour just because you've become a leader!

    I've had 3 private coaching clients come to me in the past couple of weeks with the same misunderstanding: They thought their leadership style was too nice / empathetic / caring.

    But when we dug down further, it was because the only role models they'd ever had were men wit...

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    I wanted to interview Natalie Cheung for the longest time on my podcast! After meeting her by chance online, we realised we had so much in common, and so much to add to each other.

    While Natalie still contributes so much to the development of STEM careers, she had to make a difficult decision to leave her engineering job to find that path.

    I also wanted to chat to her about the challenges of being ESEA (east & south east Asian) i...

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    I'm giving you 2 real life situations of how my coaching clients are applying influencing skills to difficult colleagues.

    A lot of influencing training is about how to inspire people to follow you - which is great! But sometimes, all we need is to get someone we work with to play ball. This can be really hard when they're just a plain difficul...

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    Following on from last week's episode, I'll be sharing 3 practical skills you can use today to help you influence more effectively.

    No, it's got nothing to do with playing mind games or tricking people into doing stuff.  It's just using plain and simple empathy.


    Episode Summary:

  • How to use paraphrasing to gain a deeper understanding
  • How t...
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    When I say "influence", is the first thing that pops into your head a sleazy car salesman? This is one of the many reasons we avoid building our influencing skills! But I'm hear to tell you that you don't have to trick others to get them on board with your vision.

    Episode Summary:

  • What people THINK influencing is
  • What influencing ACTUALLY involves
  • How to get confident with influencing by upgrading your beliefs

  • Resources:

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    >>> Apply for a 15 minute discovery call to chat about coaching for your needs <<<

    Who doesn't love a behind-the-scenes peak? Here are the top 3 realisations my clients have had during private coaching sessions with me. Can you relate to any of them?

    Episode Summary:

  • You don't have to change your leadership style because none of your leaders act like you do
  • Work doesn't have to be hard to be rewarding
  • You c...
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    >>> Book a discovery call to chat about coaching for your career growth <<<

    In this episode, you'll be listening into one of my live web classes, "Intro to Strategic Thinking for Women in STEM".

    Episode Summary:

  • What strategic thinking actually means
  • What happens when you aren’t strategic at work
  • Practical actions to grow your strategic thinking today
  • Resources:

  • Book a discovery call for Women in STEM
  • Sign up ...
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    I'm talking about 4 things you need to do to solve problems at work before they happen.

    This is a great way to be known as the person to come to as an expert in your field.

    Listen in to hear:

  • Why you have to make time to think strategically
  • A confidence tip for you to speak up when it's uncomfortable
  • Why you can't just present problems all the time
  • How this is not a place for you to be a perfectionist
  • Resources:

  • Listen to Episo...
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    If you're feeling stuck in your career, this might be why: You're not exercising your strategic thinking.

    We often think that we we do everything we're asked to, or get lots of work done, that means our leaders will start taking us seriously. In fact this has the opposite effect!

    Listen in to hear:

  • Why you don't feel like you're getting anywhere in your career
  • Why you're being treated like a junior but being exp...
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