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 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, confidence, and build a niche for themselves.
Word to the W.I.S.E. welcomes every woman in STEM to be part of a community of like-minded women who can empower, educate, and encourage each other.
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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.
Stakeholder Diversity in Standards Development with Megan Hayes, Senior Technical Director, NEMA
In this episode, we speak with Megan Hayes, senior technical director at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on how organizations are working to ensure diverse voices are heard on technical committees and decision-making bodies.
Decoding Gender-Responsive Standards with Michelle Parkouda, Manager, Research, Standards Council of Canada
Michelle Parkouda is the manager of research at the Standards Council of Canada, responsible for leading research to demonstrate the economic and social value of standardization.