Engineering a new standard in STEM
In the past few years, the visibility of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has been increasing. But there’s still work to be done. That’s where the female leaders at British Airways come in.
“I believe it’s important for girls and young women to speak to women already working in STEM areas to learn from their experiences and to show them it’s a realistic option for them, as much as it is for boys,” says Lauren Stacey, a British Airways Team Leader.
Among those who seek to set an example for rising women in STEM are British Airways’ Eleanor Leavitt, a Graduate Engineer, and Tsungi Maruta, an Engineer. On their shared passion for promoting diversity in the field, Leavitt acknowledged, “I definitely see this as being a marathon, not a sprint.”
Still, Maruta goes to work each day ready to inspire others, offering this key advice, “Keep pushing. Believe in yourself and go for it. Dream, believe, achieve.”