Innervation (formerly Scilence)
Innervation: Ep3 Competition

Innervation: Ep3 Competition

July 7, 2020

Life can get competitive, can't it?  

In this episode, I break competition down to try and find a way of navigating it in a healthy way.  On the one hand it can drive and motivate us, but left unmanaged, it can drag us down.  

As always, I draw upon the wisdom of my inspiring guests from Scilence, who have their own perspectives  They share their wisdom on how they are able to come out winning in every competition.

 

Innervation: Ep2 Bullying

Innervation: Ep2 Bullying

June 30, 2020

We may all experience bullying in one form or another, sometimes it can be subtle.  In this week's episode I take a look at the bullying that Women in STEM have experienced, and more importantly how they have handled it and even used it to grow stronger and more self-assured.  

Innervation: Ep1 Self-Acceptance

Innervation: Ep1 Self-Acceptance

June 23, 2020

My new podcast is here at last, and what better way to launch it, than on International Women in Engineering Day (23rd June)!  On this series, I'll be scouring through all of the 100 past episodes of Scilence, to drill down deep into the issues that concern all of us.  In this episode, we hear the perspectives of several women on the subject of self-acceptance, what is it, why is it important and how to have it!  

Scilence S2: 100 Healthcare and MedTech & BE YOUR BEST

Scilence S2: 100 Healthcare and MedTech & BE YOUR BEST

June 16, 2020

My last and final guest on Scilence opens up about her past, present and future.  We talk about childhood, menopause and having a genuine passion and interest in the technology she is involved with today.  

She herself has struggled with being a woman in a very dominated industry, but she has soldiered on no matter what.  Her key message breaks through all discrimination to say that whatever it is you do, no matter who you are, do it well.  

My guest is a powerful woman to end this series on.  Thanks for listening to the honesty and openness of this podcast - I hope people's stories have resonated and helped you to feel more empowered.  

 

Scilence S2: 99 Marine Ecologist & BEING ACCOUNTABLE

Scilence S2: 99 Marine Ecologist & BEING ACCOUNTABLE

June 9, 2020

My guest this week travel to remote and extreme places for a living.  When she's out doing her science, she goes into 'expedition' mode, which means she has to forget about what is going on at home.  This involves a huge amount of trust and understanding, both from her partner and from her - as this is not the way stereotypical women behave.  Women are expected to prioritise families.  

My guest challenges these stereotypes, through her career, because she has always been so passionate and curious about the world around her.  She confidently makes her own decisions based on her gut instinct and following her heart and what comes with that territory is taking responsibility for your own decisions.  

Scilence S2: 99 Marine Ecologist & BEING ACCOUNTABLE

Scilence S2: 99 Marine Ecologist & BEING ACCOUNTABLE

June 9, 2020

My guest this week travel to remote nd extreme places for a living.  When she's out doing her science, she goes into 'expedition' mode, which means she has to forget about what is going on at home.  This involves a huge amount of trust and understanding, both from her partner and from her - as this is not the way stereotypical women behave.  Women are expected to prioritise families.  

My guest challenges these stereotypes, through her career, because she has always been so passionate and curious about the world around her.  She confidently makes her own decisions based on her gut instinct and following her heart and what comes with that territory is taking responsibility for your own decisions.  

Scilence S2: 98 Yeast Geneticist & THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORT

Scilence S2: 98 Yeast Geneticist & THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORT

June 2, 2020

This weeks guest is a Yeast geneticist, and during the lockdown, she wanted to teach herself how to mathematically model yeast?!?!  Despite not coming from 'sciencey' parents, she has always been someone that has needed to understand things and ask questions.  Science, for this reason was perfect for her.

Despite doing was she is passionate about, she almost quit over a bad mentor, who just wouldn't listen to or respect her.  It took the support of a good friend and time to get over the subtle psychological torture of not being seen, heard or understood.  This experience taught her, the significance of positive feedback.  Since then, she knows exactly what she needs in a good mentor and has stopped feeling shame and guilt over needing encouragement and championing.

We discuss motherhood, role models and the importance of a supportive and encouraging life partner; which has all helped my guest to value her own opinions, above the opinions of others.

Scilence S2: 97 Paediatrics & PROVING PEOPLE WRONG

Scilence S2: 97 Paediatrics & PROVING PEOPLE WRONG

May 26, 2020

This week's guest is overwhelmingly determined and focussed on fulfilling her fullest potential.  She was originally inspired by a doctor who had been treating her father and knew that if she was to have the same impact, then she would have to work really hard to get there.

My guest has always had to prove herself because she is African American and therefore a minority within her medical field.  But it never dimmed her own light - in fact it motivated her.  

What is clear is that her parents loved and supported her no matter what - and it seems as though they gave her a strong foundational belief in her own abilities.  Challenges and adversity spurred her on and I must say the fruits of her labour are inspiring.  

Scilence S2: 96 Electrical Engineering & SILVER LININGS

Scilence S2: 96 Electrical Engineering & SILVER LININGS

May 19, 2020

My guest this week, an electrical engineer confessed that working in McDonalds taught her what she really needed to know about dealing with people.  We discuss the difference between introverts and extroverts and how the strength and encouragement of her mum was more inspiring than her electrical engineering Dad.  

She was never raised to be stereotypical and as a result, has an attitude that the sky is the limit.  She has a totally alternative view of the gender divide.  Rather than feeling unique and different as a woman in STEM, she expresses compassion for the awkwardness of men around women.  She describes how she learned to make the first move.  

Her life hasn’t been easy, she suffered major setbacks as a result of her parents divorce, but in everything she always manages to find a silver lining.. 

In her experience, it’s certainly encouragement and support that keeps women in STEM..

Scilence S2: 95 GeoChemistry & WALKING A TIGHTROPE

Scilence S2: 95 GeoChemistry & WALKING A TIGHTROPE

May 12, 2020

My guest this week was originally an electrical engineer, but then followed geology because that is where her passion truly was.  She combined all her skills and knowledge to create a very unusual job for herself, but to get there, she had to work in the local sandwich shop, just to pay bills.  Now she operates highly technical instruments in a lab.  

She admits that choosing what she loves does not guarantee that you will never have down days, but it’s far easier to get through those days knowing that she wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.  Her greatest inspiration was someone who believed in her before she believed in herself.  

We talk about the fine line between being heard and not coming across as aggressive.  Negative feedback being useful in defining what you really want and saying know to being the trophy partner.  

You don’t have to stick to the decisions you make, you just have to follow your heart.