One of the reasons I started Mademoiselle Scientist is to support the next generation of scientists. Before I started Mademoiselle Scientist The Thesis Whisperer was the first educational blog I came across. Dr. Inger Mewburn inspired me to start blogging. After that I found more women in STEM bloggers who have inspired me: Science Mentor, #BLACKandSTEM, and Ellekement to name a few. As I move forward with Mademoiselle Scientist I want to this space to be resource, inspiring and a supportive community.
When I was younger I did not have many women STEM role models. My first professional role model was my aunt who is an electrical engineer. Professional role models are important for a successful career. Every day while I’m drinking my morning tea I like to read Ms. Career Girl.
When you surround yourself around professional role models, leaders or even read articles about being a role model/ leader it will make an impact on your career. Take the plunge and find a few professional role models. You can email them, set up informational interviews.
When you have professional role models it gives you hope that you will achieve your goals and move forward to become a professional role model. You have to play the part for the career you want. Do not let your current situation stop you. If you want to be successful surround yourself around successful people and read about successful people.
Who are your professional role models? Share below.