Encourage girls to consider careers in STEM.
This year ( 2014 ) Chwarae Teg attended the Skills Cymru event to encourage girls to consider careers in industries such as Science, Engineering, Construction and more.
Many women don’t realise that they are paid around 20% less than men, mostly as a result the types of jobs they take up. Women often enter job roles which are typically female such as childcare, administration or hairdressing and these jobs offer much lower salaries than the opportunities we will be promoting at the event.
We attended Skills Cymru to promote gender balance in the workplace and show girls how much they can earn in different job roles so that they can consider all the opportunities available to them.
As part of the event there were a number of role models who will take part in Q&As and Tweet-chats. Among our guests were:
“I am the Requirements Manager for ABC Electrification, working on Network Rail’s Electrification Programme in South Wales. It’s my job to make sure that the project is built to client and stakeholder needs.”
“I am currently studying Astrophysics at Cardiff University and work for the School of Engineering Morgan-Botti Lightning Laboratory as the Technology Translator.
I became the first female to win the UK Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2012 for my work designing a portable electronic fetal contraction monitor.”
“I am a STEM blogger and STEM ambassador, hoping to address the issues that face women in science using communication and engagement.
I became interested in equality and diversity in science during my neuroscience degree in Cardiff, and wanted to use my first hand experience as a women in science to change the scientific community for the better.”