How to be a STEMinist

19. You Don't Have to Choose Between Family & Career with Jessica Dennien

September 16, 2020 Tiffany Dawson Episode 19
How to be a STEMinist
19. You Don't Have to Choose Between Family & Career with Jessica Dennien
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How to be a STEMinist
19. You Don't Have to Choose Between Family & Career with Jessica Dennien
Sep 16, 2020 Episode 19
Tiffany Dawson

Jessica Dennien is the host of a podcast called 'Mumgineer - Proving women can have it all' where she empowers women to confidently pursue both their personal and professional goals.

By day, Jessica is a Design Engineer working for her local council in QLD Australia and specialises in the design of Roads, Drainage and public spaces, What she’s really passionate about is improving her community through her work. In 2019 she was the Design Lead for a project which won the High Commendation Award for $1-2million Projects at the Institute of Public Works Engineers Excellence Awards.

Episode Summary:

  • When Jessica's career path didn't go to plan - but that it worked out even better than she could have imagined 
  • How she created a priceless career opportunity when asked to return from maternity leave early
  • Jessica's logical yet intuitive approach to overcoming family and career challenges
  • All about the Mumgineer podcast and why it was created
  • Some golden advice for STEM parents and parents-to-be


Resources:

Show Notes

Jessica Dennien is the host of a podcast called 'Mumgineer - Proving women can have it all' where she empowers women to confidently pursue both their personal and professional goals.

By day, Jessica is a Design Engineer working for her local council in QLD Australia and specialises in the design of Roads, Drainage and public spaces, What she’s really passionate about is improving her community through her work. In 2019 she was the Design Lead for a project which won the High Commendation Award for $1-2million Projects at the Institute of Public Works Engineers Excellence Awards.

Episode Summary:

  • When Jessica's career path didn't go to plan - but that it worked out even better than she could have imagined 
  • How she created a priceless career opportunity when asked to return from maternity leave early
  • Jessica's logical yet intuitive approach to overcoming family and career challenges
  • All about the Mumgineer podcast and why it was created
  • Some golden advice for STEM parents and parents-to-be


Resources: