Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) form the crux of our civilization
We owe our improved quality of life to the continued efforts by individuals in STEM who toil hard to make the world safer, secure, and more sustainable. Yet, even with the brightest minds within this realm, only a small percentage of female graduates take up and sustain fulltime careers in STEM and safety sciences as opposed to their male counterparts.
At UL Standards & Engagement and UL Research Institutes, we are dedicated to creating a safer, more secure, and more sustainable future
In the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast series, we bring a variety of women to engage in conversations on safety science, STEM fields, and the representation of women in these fields. They not only provide insights on what it is like to navigate the field as a woman, but also reflect on how they push the boundaries, develop resilience and confidence, and build a niche for themselves.
Word to the W.I.S.E. welcomes every woman in STEM and other fields to be part of a community of like-minded women who can empower, educate, and encourage each other.
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Aligning Standards with the UN SDGs: A Conversation with David Wroth and Grace Callahan, ULSE
In this episode, we speak with ULSE Director of Technology and Systems David Wroth and International Standards Specialist Grace Callahan on our initiative to align our standards catalog and processes with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Women in Standards Development: A Conversation With Lin Xing, Technical Director, SEARI
In this episode, Lin Xing, TIC technical director for standardization at the Shanghai Electrical Apparatus Research Institute (SEARI), discusses the important role women play in the development and implementation of standards.
Equipping the Next Generation of Standards Leaders: A Conversation with Carrie Schmaus and Grace Callahan
In this episode, Grace Callahan and Carrie Schmaus discuss the importance of age diversity in standards development and explore how having younger voices at the standards development table can play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of standards leaders.
International Women’s Day 2023: Helping Meet the Needs of Women Through Gender-Responsive Standards
Guests from the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast weigh in on the need for gender-responsive standards and the steps ULSE and other standards organizations are taking to bring them into action.
Global Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Standards: A Conversation With Dr. Azizah Alogali and Filwah Alqahtani, SASO
In this episode, we speak with Filwah Alqahtani and Dr. Azizah Alogali on the Saudi Standards Meteorology and Quality Organization's efforts to increase the participation of women in standards development in the Middle East.
Bringing More Women Into Standards with Veronica Lancaster, VP of Standards Programs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
In this episode, we speak with Veronica Lancaster on the importance of female participation in standards development, and explore how succession planning, networking, and mentoring play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of standards leaders.