Is there any Barrier for Women in STEM?

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We have currently seen that more and more women are pursuing their careers in STEM. But there is no doubt in this fact that women are still largely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. What do you think is the cause? Are women facing gender discrimination in pursuing their career in STEM or they hesitant to choose STEM as their career? Let’s find the answers to these questions.

Marguerite O’Sullivan, senior innovation engineering manager at DePuy Synthes Johnson & Johnson in Ringaskiddy disclosed that she has spent almost two decades of her life working. During her tenure in the company, she learned a lot and acquired multiple skills.

She said: “Sometimes we want everything to be perfect before we start saying we’ve done a good job, but it’s about the journey. It’s about that learning and growing journey.” Marguerite disclosed that she never experienced any gender discrimination in her career in STEM. When she started her job she was the only woman in her department.

She has pursued a successful journey in STEM and is hoping to promote diversity in STEM. Marguerite disclosed that she is also working with many schools and universities to promote STEM and STEM careers. She along with her firm has started a new program called STEM academy to increase the curiosity related to STEM.

Ms. O’Sullivan is a previous champion of the STEM class of the Network Ireland Cork Businesswoman of the Year Awards, which acknowledges the participation of somebody in the STEM sector. She disclosed that it really encouraged her to shine a light on the professions that are there within STEM.

Her journey in STEM and her experienced disclosed that she has not experienced any gender discrimination. She got every role because of her dedication and skills. Through the STEM Academy, she and her firm are encouraging women to pursue their careers in STEM.