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Posted on 24 June 2018

Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

Encouraging Girls in STEM Starts at Home

From the second we are born we’re placed into one of two categories, girl or boy, and this shapes our early years in a number of ways, from the clothes we’re dressed in to how we’re spoken to. I’ve always been aware of the concept of gender bias, and have been an advocate of women in STEM since I realised that was where I wanted to take my career. However, it wasn’t until working with She Maps that I’ve become inordinately more aware of when that gender bias takes hold, and sadly it’s from a very young age.

Posted on 16 June 2018

6 Ways Drones are Changing The World

6 Ways Drones are Changing The World

We are now living in the technological revolution, a time when advancements in computer technology and electrical engineering innovations are changing every part of our lives. Here are SIX ways drones are changing the world.

Posted on 19 March 2018

Drones - The Ultimate Kitchen Appliance

Drones - The Ultimate Kitchen Appliance

Move over Thermomix, drones are taking over the kitchen! Well, not quite, but drones can certainly slice and dice in a very impressive manner! Drone propellers are travelling incredibly quickly, so they can actually be thought of as flying blades.

Posted on 09 March 2018

Why dress our children in gender specific clothing?

Why dress our children in gender specific clothing?

Last week I had my own infuriating experience with children’s clothing. As I went shopping for a rash shirt for my four month old niece, the options I found at Best and Less were completely inappropriate. Baby boys can be ‘lil surfer dude’ or ‘coolest dude’, while baby girls get to wear what can only be deemed a hideous pink frilly thing. It’s bleeding obvious that the child couldn’t care less what they are wearing, so this is all about parents influencing their child’s ideas and beliefs from the very beginning.

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