Innervation (formerly Scilence)
Innervation:  S2 Ep 13 No Regrets, only Learning

Innervation: S2 Ep 13 No Regrets, only Learning

September 14, 2021

This week, Aarthi Vijayakumar talks about living in the moment and how there is no such thing as a bad choice or decision.  She was part of a team that conducted one of the most sophisticated molecular biology experiments ever carried out in space, yet she takes it all in her stride, at the age of 20.  She is smart, wise and chilled about her future - she knows the world is her oyster because she world hard and wants to do good in the world through her talent for STEM subjects.. 

Innervation:  S2 Ep 11 ‘Try‘ and ‘Fail‘

Innervation: S2 Ep 11 ‘Try‘ and ‘Fail‘

August 31, 2021

As an asian woman in STEM, Jacquelin Chu, a physician has a strong sense of how to carry herself through her career, as a person in a minority.  She is very determined, very self-assured and doesn't take failure personally.  I'm hoping that after a conversation with her, her strength of character and resilience is infectious!  

Innervation:  S2 Ep 10 Dealing with Culture Clash

Innervation: S2 Ep 10 Dealing with Culture Clash

August 24, 2021

This week on Innervation, Maria Ardila, an Energy Engineer from Colombia, talks about the significance of cultural differences on success and how she deals with being unconventional as a woman in engineering..

Innervation:  S2 Ep 9 Seeking your Ideny

Innervation: S2 Ep 9 Seeking your Ideny

August 17, 2021

Dr. Clara Barker is a material scientist and expert in thin films and superconductivity and has been through a journey with her identity.  It was such a massive process of self-discovery, that she almost turned her back on science and technology.  Her talent in STEM was not the problem, the problem was her lack of self-assurance and identity.  We discuss the importance of IQ and EQ in careers and life, in this raw and honest discussion..

Innervation:  Ep 8 The Search for Truth

Innervation: Ep 8 The Search for Truth

August 10, 2021

I speak to Dr. Precious Lunga, who is Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow's wife.  I mention Jon first up because people always want headlines and we may have come across Precious through him.  BUT after speaking with Precious, an impressive, uber smart and grounded Woman in STEM, it confirms that women can be all they are in their glory, without having to stand in the shadows of their men.  Through this conversation you'll see how incredible Precious she is - she studied neuroscience and Epidemiology Cambridge University and turned down a full-time post doc to do field work in Africa on HIV.  She's a true person of substance and has contributed vast amounts in the medical field.  This episode is a 'must-listen'

Innervation:  S2 Ep 7 I’ll Show You

Innervation: S2 Ep 7 I’ll Show You

August 3, 2021

Juliane Sempionatto is a nano engineer working on wearable sensors at CalTech.  She describes herself when she started her career journey as a poor black woman.  She knew that women like her don't choose careers such as hers.  Being this rare in nano  engineering has helped her develop some major life skills, of resilience, determination and she isn't afraid of hard work.  This uplifting and inspiring story, is enough to make anyone question their own self-pity - how strong must you be to prove the naysayers wrong...

Innervation:  S2 Ep 6 Just be Yourself

Innervation: S2 Ep 6 Just be Yourself

July 27, 2021

This week on Innervation, I speak to aerospace engineer Jenna Tiwana about the many hats she has worn in STEM and how she has coped with being judged over that.  Life isn't linear, right?!?  Her bubbly enthusiasm carries her through life, particularly during the times when she is the only one.  Being an ethnic minority woman in engineering is rare, but it’s all about attitude and she has a very positive one, because compared what what her ancestors went through, being badass in a male-dominated field is easy! 

Innervation:  S2 Ep 5 Going Back to Your Roots

Innervation: S2 Ep 5 Going Back to Your Roots

July 20, 2021

Maryam is so inspiring as a woman of colour in engineering.  She opens up about the hardships she has faced being one of few in her industry, but also describes her career journey.  Being raised in a council flat in London, she had always been focused on getting out and securing a high-flying job.  Having done all this, she then turned to where she is from and reveals how her processionals of self-acceptance has made her proud of who she is today.  As always on Innervation, this is an uplifting, enriching and hopeful conversation.

Innervation:  S2 Ep 4 First attempt in Learning (FAIL)

Innervation: S2 Ep 4 First attempt in Learning (FAIL)

July 13, 2021

This week on Innervation we speak to Celine Montanari, who is about to get her PhD in Biocomposite Material Engineering.  We hear about what valuable life lessons she has learned along her life and career journey, including the importance of making mistakes.  

Innervation:  S2 Ep 3 Follow your Gut

Innervation: S2 Ep 3 Follow your Gut

July 6, 2021

This week we hear from Jo Sadler, a biotechnologist, who shares her knowledge, wisdom and experiences with us, as a Woman in STEM.  

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