In this episode, Sara Kaiser, Program Director at Luxembourg Tech School, shares her experience of working with the next generation and the challenges - and possible solutions/steps - to attract and retain more girls in STEM courses.
A few key points include gender stereotypes and most importantly the stereotype threat -> the risk of confirming negative stereotypes that creates high cognitive load and stress to the point of reducing effective performance.
Sara also covers the importance of a positive social environment where peers are diverse and welcoming and where role models are visible and inspiring (both for girls and boys)
Other topics we covered include:
This episode is part of a series dedicated to the campaign "The power of Gender Equality" a campaign that KnowThyBrand and the LhOFT have launched to champion women in finance and technology
Find our more about Sara here https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-kaiser-94384821/
and more about Luxembourg Tech School here https://www.techschool.lu/