[39] Getting Girls Into Engineering with Hayley Loren

engineeringOften seen as a male-dominated industry, more and more women are joining the engineering workforce today. On today’s show we meet the very inspiring Hayley Loren, an engineer in the offshore wind industry. She shares with us the fun in science and engineering, and the importance for parents to facilitate their child’s passions at an early age.

About Hayley

As a science communicator and YouTuber, Hayley’s passion for science started from reading Science Fiction when she was a child, which spurred her on to ask the bigger questions. After studying Biology at Durham University she transitioned into the world of engineering, where she’s been in the field for 8 years now.

What we discuss on the show:

Getting into Engineering without an Engineering Degree

The obstacles for females when entering the Engineering industry

How girls can break down the mindset barriers to joining a male dominated industry

The female mindset at work

Common stigma or discrimination as a woman in science and engineering

How parents can help get their children passionate about science and engineering

What subjects are needed to have a science or engineering career

Where you can find Hayley:

Hayley’s website

YouTube channel




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Useful links

My book, The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take.

Ten Steps to Exam Success download.

Supportive Parents, Successful Students facebook group

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