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... Show More

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March 3, 2021 46 min

In this episode, you'll be listening into one of my live web classes, "Handle Workplace Challenges with Confidence".

I want to equip you with a powerful tool that will allow you to succeed DESPITE challenges you can't necessarily control.

Episode Summary:

  • The common career challenges women in STEM face (I can assure you, you’re not alone!)
  • What happens when you ignore your lack of confidence
  • How to be confident in the fa...
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    Ever worked in a team that has too much work and not enough people? I thought so!

    This is a really common problem and it can make us feel trapped in a career situation that doesn't help us grow. But there is a way to deal with the issue in a positive way.

    Episode Summary:

  • What most women in STEM do when overloaded with work
  • What happens when you react in this way
  • What yo...
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    Work life balance can seem like one of those impossible goals to achieve. Surely you can't be successful career woman AND lead a balanced life at the same time!

    Well the good news is, you can have both, but you need to know the secret to achieving work life balance first.

    Listen in to hear about:

  • What work-life balance ACTUALLY means
  • What happens when you don't have...
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    >>> Get your free 7-Step STEM Career Audit here! <<<

    How do you react when someone gives you bad feedback? From experience, this is always a tough one to take but there is a logical and positive way you can handle it.

    Listen in to hear about:

  • When I received THE WORST EVER feedback at work
  • How I reacted (hint: I wasn't proud of it!)
  • The key golden nugget I learned from the whole situation

  • Resources:

  • 7-Step STEM Caree...
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    In this episode, you'll be listening into one of my live web classes, "Self-Confidence Simplified".

    Episode Summary:

  • Why your previous attempts at building confidence didn't work
  • The one fundamental theory all confident people live by
  • How to apply this to your own life and career
  • If you've tried countless ways of upping your confidence or you simply don't know where to start, this is the episode for you!

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    Listen in to hear about 5 things that happen when you lack confidence in the workplace. If you've ever felt like confidence was something you can build later - let me assure you that it CANNOT wait!

    If you want a happy, successful and respected career, forget about building your technical skills for just one second and learn to build your confidence instead.

    Resourc...

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    I didn't know it at the time, but I had gotten my whole career progression strategy back to front when I was working as a mechanical engineer.

    There were 3 major misconceptions I had of myself when I lacked self confidence. I only wish I had known the truth sooner!

    My hope is that in sharing these with you, you can fast-track your way greater feelings of self-worth ...

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    Women in STEM are often told they need to be more confident in the workplace. But they're never taught how OR they're given bad advice on how to do it.

    Episode Summary:

  • 3  common ways women try to build their confidence and fail
  • What self confidence actually is
  • The right way to become confident

  • Resources:

  • Attend my live web class: Self-Confidence Simplified
  • Hear abo...
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    >>> Get your free 7-Step STEM Career Audit here! <<<

    If New Year's Resolutions don't work for you, maybe you'll find some inspiration from how I'm approaching 2021.

    This year, instead of setting new years resolutions, I've created a personal theme fore the year: "Be Intentional"

    I've chosen to do this because...

  • I'm rubbish at keeping to my NY resolutions
  • A theme is much easier to r...
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    December 23, 2020 25 min

    >>> Get your free 7-Step STEM Career Audit here! <<<

    This is an update from me about my end of 2020 wrap up and what you can expect from the show next year!

    I've also got a focus on streamlining what I'm offering in my coaching work so that I can show up as my best self for you as much as possible, so tune in to hear all about that.

    This is my final podcast episode for 2020 so I'll see you again on 6th Ja...

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    >>> Get your free 7-Step STEM Career Audit here! <<<

    You don't have to be Bill Gates to be a philanthropist. Melissa and Justin from the Awesome Foundation, STEAM Chapter are the best role models to showcase this.

    Episode Summary:

  • What their personal journeys into STEM careers were
  • How they started a whole arm of an organisation without ever meeting in person
  • Why STEAM?
  • All the doubts and fears they had when startin...
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    December 9, 2020 37 min

    >>> Get your free 7-Step STEM Career Audit here! <<<

    What a year 2020 has been! It'll go down in history as the year society changed. I've learned so much about myself and other people - I felt it was only right to share my top 20 reflections with you here.

    Some are deeply personal, others are a little silly. But together, these reflections have made this crazy year worth experiencing. Enjoy!


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    This episode is brought to you by the Level Up with Confidence Course.

    It's coming up to the silly season! Typically a busy and stress filled time of year although this year will probably feel a little different due to the Coronavirus restrictions... In any case, I wanted to give you realistic things you can do quickly, in order to feel good during this crazy time.

    It's about changing you mental state quickly. Here are 5 thin...

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    Hear about my own personal story of how I mustered up the courage to speak to my boss about what I wanted, and how it completely changed my life.

    Do other people know what you want? Most of us keep this to ourselves because:

  • We don't want to seem too ambitious
  • It would be embarrassing if we didn't get it
  • If we fail, we won't be true to our word
  • But on the flip side, when you tell people what you want, you're more likely ...

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    Want to get promoted? You might be surprised to hear that you don't need to work any harder or be any smarter than anyone else. Listen in to hear my personal story of getting a promotion in my own engineering career.

    If you want my easy to follow step-by-step guide to getting a promotion as a woman in STEM, be sure to check out my new book, Get Noticed & Promoted: The Playbook.

    Episode Summary:

  • Why I quit my first job
  • How I acc...
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    >>>The first 100 copies of my eBook, Get Noticed & Promoted: The Playbook will be given away for free! Follow the link to grab your copy now.

    There seems to be a lot of misconceptions when it comes to getting a promotion. Some are told that they'll get one when they have been at a company for long enough, others are told they won't get one until someone else gets one.

    Listen in to hear me bust 4 common myths abou...

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    Get your  STEMinist Brain Snacks!

    Mimi Keshani is an incredibly inspiring  STEM role model. She reached her position as VP Operations at Hadean Supercomputing by simply doing the things she loved and following what excited her.

    Episode Summary

  • Mimi's journey into studying STEM
  • Why she left the lab for a career in tech
  • Mimi's golden advice about planning your career
  • How Hadean impacts a vast range of fields, from gaming to Covid-1...
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    October 28, 2020 31 min

    If there's something stopping you from reaching your goals, have you stopped to think about whether it's you?

    Here are 4 common ways my coaching clients sabotage themselves when it comes to moving forwards in their careers!

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    October 21, 2020 22 min

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    Today I'm revealing my solutions to the 4 most common problems stopping women in STEM from moving up in their careers.

    Do you feel like you're not growing in your job lately? That you're feeling stagnant in your role? You're not the only one!

    Most of my current coaching clients are feeling the same right now so I've gathered their common problems, the solutio...

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    Global Equality Collective (GEC) co-founder, Cat is incredibly passionate about finding ways to close the gender pay gap. She has created a framework that scientifically benchmarks the diversity activities that organisations are doing, so that they can improve.

    Cat Wildman is also a mum of 3, has a science degree, a tech business woman and a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to increasing diversity in workplaces.

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