Mums juggling work and homeschooling, children paying the price

Even though it has been a big struggle to work and homeschool my 4 year old, I thought I was managing ok…..until today. My son was playing at being me, and said some hard truths. As a creative activity I helped him to make a laptop from a cardboard box, to make it educational IContinue reading “Mums juggling work and homeschooling, children paying the price”

Why girls don’t choose engineering?

Less than 12% of engineers are women in the UK, the lowest percentage in Europe. I’ve worked as an automation engineer for nearly 13 years. I have experience in the Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage industries, they are all very different but with one thing in common: the presence of female engineersContinue reading “Why girls don’t choose engineering?”

Homeschooling a reception child during the lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdowns have affected us all in different ways. I’m my case, I have two small kids; one of them only just started school last September, and now I find myself juggling work and homeschooling. After three weeks of trying to work and homeschool a four year old I’m exhausted, patience is wearing thinContinue reading “Homeschooling a reception child during the lockdown”

Girls toys vs. boys toys and their influence on the STEM gender gap

In the UK, at GCSE Level, girls account for less than a quarter of computing entries, so is not a surprise that only 12% of engineers are female. I have been in the engineering industry for over a decade, and even though I have worked with other female colleagues along the way, there really haven’tContinue reading “Girls toys vs. boys toys and their influence on the STEM gender gap”