Women who study two STEM subjects at A-level standard are likely to earn at least a third more per year than those who did not.
Mollie D is voted the Chairperson of the Girls in STEM Ambassador group. She shared her passion to share the joy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and her desire to encourage other young people to pursue a specialism in this subject area. Her interview speech had a great impact on the voting panel and we would like to share it here.
“Today I am going to present to you the reasons why I would like the amazing opportunity to be elected to be the chairperson of the Girls in STEM group, what I believe I can bring to the group as the chairperson and the impact I’d like to make on our UTC and the community.
It has been proven that most good leaders from around the world have similar qualities which enable them to be outstanding leaders and the ability to lead others successfully. I believe that the following qualities make effective leaders and would make an impact on our group.
Ambition is a quality that allows a leader to set goals, aspire to do them, then inspire others. I believe I am an ambitious and determined person that will work hand to produce positive outcomes.
Passion is a quality that ignites the determination to do something helpful to encourage and inspire others to be just as passionate for a cause. I possess such great passion for this group and would love the opportunity to help it prosper to inspire many young women into STEM subjects and to defy current stereotypes.
All good leaders must be respectful and understanding of opposing opinions of others. I believe will do this by listen to the team to enable us to learn, evolve and grow into a better group that is inclusive, fair and open minded to further our success as one.
Being supportive and positive towards others in the team is incredibly important to me and I will do this by being celebratory of the group members’ individual and collective successes.
Finally, I believe a good leader must be focussed and creative, I shall do this by overcoming problems productively, working incredibly hard to achieve the goals of our group and being organised so the process of achieving the group’s objectives is clear and obtainable.
The positive impacts I hope to have on our school include encouraging more girls from every year to join us to inspire as many women as possible and to educate them on the amazing opportunities that STEM can provide.
I hope to set a good example to girls joining our lovely school that if we work hard enough we can achieve our goals and women are equally capable of achieving their dreams although being the minority in that field of work.
I would enjoy the opportunity to work with the community to motivate primary school aged children to have a larger interest in science, technology, engineering and maths as there is a significant demand for careers in those subjects.
To present with our group at open events to accentuate how many more opportunities there are at our UTC in comparison to other schools and colleges in our area. A fun fact that I read in the newspaper the other day, women who study two STEM subjects at a-level standard are likely to earn at least a third more per year than those who did not.”
Mollie along with Megan, Sophia, Sophie, Abi, Abbie and Melissa Girls in STEM Ambassadors will be inviting all students, girls and boys, to join them in their mission to raise the profile of the opportunities that STEM specialisms can bring to young people.