145 episodes

A monthly podcast to help you navigate your Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics careers with utmost confidence! A show where you’ll learn strategize, tools and advice from expert guests and your lovely host Prasha S Dutra about how to believe in your brilliance & conquer the world of male dominated careers. Learn how to live a well rounded life in STEM & beyond!

Her Stem Story Prashha Dutra

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A monthly podcast to help you navigate your Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics careers with utmost confidence! A show where you’ll learn strategize, tools and advice from expert guests and your lovely host Prasha S Dutra about how to believe in your brilliance & conquer the world of male dominated careers. Learn how to live a well rounded life in STEM & beyond!

    How to Accelerate Your Growth As A Tech Leader

    How to Accelerate Your Growth As A Tech Leader

    Women hold only 14% of executive positions in STEM industries, and only 8% of STEM CEOs are women. Research shows that having women in leadership positions is crucial for promoting gender equality and advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. It is also important for innovation and our ability to build more lucrative businesses. The low number of women in leadership positions is a concern for rising talent and today we want to provide you with the right approach to ensure you don’t fall off the career ladder due to lack of a leadership toolkit. 
     
    I am excited to interview Priyanka Shinde today to help you accelerate your leadership growth in Tech. Priyanka is a seasoned Silicon Valley tech leader with over 20 years experience in engineering, product management, and program management. She has previously worked at tech giants like Meta and startups like Cruise where she led highly technical teams launch cutting-edge products in the field of Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and Advertising Tech. She received her MBA from North Carolina State University and Masters in Computer Science from Arizona State University. Creating a culture of connection, authenticity, and empathy within organizations is her passion which she has cultivated into an executive coaching career helping leaders accelerate their ambitious goals.
     
    In her free time, you can find Priyanka teaching Bollywood dance fitness classes, running or hiking the beautiful Bay Area trails and spending quality time with her husband and son.
     
    Lets talk to Priyanaka to learn more about her stem story and how you can be the leader you’ve always wanted to be
     

    • 35 min
    How to get your first leadership role in STEM

    How to get your first leadership role in STEM

    Richa Bansal is a leadership and job search coach with a decade of experience excelling in the corporate world on her own terms. She previously worked with Amazon, leading large-scale programs to help the company hire the best talent on earth, and with Schlumberger, leading a large engineering team to deliver multi-million dollar projects for global oilfield clients like ExxonMobil, Shell and BP.
     
    As one of the only women in the room for most of her career, Richa has seen first-hand the struggles of women as they navigate the corporate ladder. In 2019, she founded Pinkcareers to deliver actionable, no-fluff career advice to ambitious professionals and accelerate their career growth. Richa has partnered with over 20 Fortune-500 companies, universities, and the Government of Canada to deliver her leadership programs, and coached 100s of high-potential professionals on how to ditch limiting beliefs and leverage the power of personal branding to 2X their career, compensation and impact.
     
    Richa earned a Bachelor’s from IIT Delhi in India, a Master’s from Purdue University, and an MBA from Rice University. When she is not working on Pinkcareers, she loves to travel the world with her husband and two little boys. To learn how to work with Richa, reach out at richa@pinkcareers.com.
     
    Website: www.pinkcareers.com
    Email: richa@pinkcareers.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richabansal10/
     

    • 59 min
    Finding Love, Purpose & Balance in STEM

    Finding Love, Purpose & Balance in STEM

    Celebrating Valentine's Day with the epic story of Hannah & Goose, who are both chemical engineers with experience working in pulp and paper manufacturing. After their now 2 year old daughter was born, they both left manufacturing to start their own businesses. Goose is a comprehensive wealth advisor and Hannah started a coaching and consulting business to support female engineers in male-dominated workplaces. 

    Tune in to learn more about their LOVE IN STEM story, how they worked their way up in their careers, how they called it quits, and their plan for STEM domination in the coming years. :)

    They are my favorite STEM couple of 2024; I can't wait for you to fall in love with them, too.
     
    Follow them both
    Goose Dunham >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-goose-dunham-manufacturing-finance/
    Hannah Dunham >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahbdunham/
     

    • 57 min
    How To Quit Your Toxic Job With Confidence

    How To Quit Your Toxic Job With Confidence

    Anupama is a quality professional who recently started a journey in confidence coaching.

    As someone who has always found fulfillment in listening without judgment and finding workable solutions, she is passionate about helping women navigate career crossroads and difficult workplace situations.

    Having walked a similar path of leaving roles that didn't serve her goals, she understands the power of choosing our own narratives and having control over life's chapters. Her time in various industries taught her the importance of mental well-being and working in an environment that cultivates joy, not just living paycheck to paycheck.

    As a mom, she has seen how demanding or unsupportive work environments can negatively impact one's personal life and relationships. Being present for her child has shown her the value of balancing career and family.

    Anupama is a confidence coach on a mission to empower women, especially working moms, to feel confident in prioritizing what truly matters, inside and outside their professional roles.

    And she wants this generation of kids to grow up in a mentally nourished environment because we need more of that for self-sustainability!

    Tune into this conversation to learn how Anupaman can help you Quit With Confidence.
     
    Follow Anupama's work >> https://www.linkedin.com/in/anupama-udayan2507/

    • 53 min
    How To Lead With Influence With Irina Stanescu

    How To Lead With Influence With Irina Stanescu

    Meet Irina Stanescu, ex-Google, ex-Uber, engineering leader and coach. In this episode, she will share her STEM Story, how she learned to lead with influence, and how you can do the same in 2024.

    We will be discussing:
    - Irina's STEM Story
    - How she became an engineering leader and coach
    - What is influence and how to build it
    - How you can lead with influence in 2024

    Follow Irina on Linkedin
    Subscribe to The Caring Techie
     

    • 49 min
    • video
    Diamonds to Diapers – Dialog with a scientist who charted a unique path in STEM

    Diamonds to Diapers – Dialog with a scientist who charted a unique path in STEM

    After over 14 months of hiatus..
     
    On National STEM Day, I am excited to bring back..
     
    The show that helped me find my life's mission.
     
    Her STEM Story IS BACK!!
     
    And our first guest is Jayshree Seth.
     
    Chief Science Advocate and Corporate Scientist at 3M.
    With a 30-year award-winning career in STEM.
     
    She holds 80 patents.
    Author of 3 books.
    Featured in a docuseries.
    TEDx Speaker.
     
    Jayshree is challenging stereotypes.
    Leading conversations for change.
    Sharing her story to inspire others.
     
    In this interview, we dig deep...
    Discuss her engineering roots.
    Her journey to the US.
    How she went from working on Diamonds to Diapers.
    How she found her purpose in STEM every step of the way.
    What she thinks women need to do to thrive in STEM.
     
    Listen now to the entire conversation on YouTube.
     
    Repost so more STEM women can learn from Jayshree's STEM Story.
     
    P.S. HSS Live will broadcast every month on LI and YouTube. Make sure to RSVP the event, never to miss an episode. 
     
     
     
     

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

C. J. Wolf ,

Engaging, Encouraging, Informative

I love Her Stem Story. I always have to listen all the way through. Prasha is well informed and welcoming, and her conversations with her guests are full of honesty, ideas, and animation. Keep up the great work, Prasha!

Nikkkksisidnei ,

We need this

Such an informative and inspirational podcast. I’m so happy the promotion for gender diversity in STEM is expanding!

krithika muthukumaran ,

Inspiring!

I love listening to Her Stem Story and learn about women in STEM who talk about their passions, experiences, advocacy, and ups and downs. It is so inspiring. Prasha is a great host and I am so glad she created this community and this podcast. I recommend this podcast to everyone, especially to high school students and undergraduates.

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