Our Playlist of TED Talks about Women in STEM

By Seraya Maouche, posted on August, 4th, 2016.

Our selection of 10 TED talks about women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM fields).

1- Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a northern Irish astrophysicist. She discovered pulsars in radio astronomy. This work was recognised by a Nobel Prize to her supervisor.

2- Hillary Lappin-Scott

Hillary Lappin-Scott is Professor at Swansea University (UK). In this talk, she discusses “Why we need more girls/women in STEM Careers”.

3- Katrien De Schrijver

Katrien De Schrijver is Professor of Mathematics in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University. In this talk, she discusses women in Engineering.

4- Sheryl Sorby

Sheryl Sorby is a 2013 Fulbright Scholar Awardee from Michigan Technological University and Ohio State University to Dublin Institute of Technology. In this talk, she discusses about recruiting women for science, technology, engineering and maths.

5- Phyllis Greenberger

Phyllis Greenberger has been named one of the twenty most influential women in medicine
today. She is the president and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR). in this talk, “Why Sexx Matters”, she discusses why women should be included in medical research and why scientists have to investigate the ways health and disease affect men and women differently.

6- Karen Catlin

Karen Catlin is a software engineer, she is founder of Karen Catlin Consulting. in this TED talk, she discusses “Women in tech: the missing force”.

7- Cathy Foley

Cathy Foley is Deputy Director and Science Director of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Flagship. She is working in the area of superconducting devices.

8- Keshia Ashe

Keshia Ashe did her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Connecticut at the Institute for Regenerative Engineering. She is co-founder and CEO of ManyMentors, a nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentoring organization that connects minority and female middle and high school students with inspiring, encouraging, and supporting near-age mentors in the STEM fields. This is also the aim of this talk, “Changing the faces of STEM tomorrow”.

9- Sujatha Ramdorai

Sheryl Sandberg was a professor of mathematics at TIFR, Mumbai and currently holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Canada. In this TED talk, she discusses about the situation of women in maths and science.

10- Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, she is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook. In this talk she discusses why we have too few women leaders.


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