The most valuable conversation I had was when my mentor asked me to take a step back and see if the career I wanted was because I wanted to do so or if I feel obligated to do so which was quite an eye opener because it made me really reconsider and evaluate my needs/wants."
I wish to empower young women to develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their full potential, especially in the tech industry, which is still underrepresented by women. Throughout my career, I have also benefited from the guidance of mentors, and I certainly want to pay that forward and make the journey easier for others.
I have seen my mentees' confidence grow throughout the mentorship journey, especially in their ability to articulate their thoughts, and in taking ownership of their own learning by coming prepared with their ideas and questions."
I feel much more confident in wanting to pursue a career in the STEM industry.
I've learned and affirmed so much about myself and the industry that I'm positive that it's the right next step to take, not just career wise but in life as well."
The programme had provided me with lots of invaluable exposure to STEM in various industries like cosmetics, finance and the built environment, through field trips and job attachments. I was able to benefit greatly from being able to connect with seasoned professionals and also learn about their roles and scope of work."