When we started the series of interviews with women in STEM, our goal was to show how different and exciting their paths can be. We’ve talked to a VR filmmaker, database administrator, scientist, software engineer working at CERN and other successful women from around the world. Today we are happy to publish our interview with Anu Ylänen from the startup environment. Anu, who comes from Finland, is a product specialist working at Batmaid in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read More
In our series of interviews with women in STEM, we’ve talked to Jannicke Mikkelsen FNF (Norwegian Society of Cinematographers), a freelance Virtual Reality (VR) film Director and Cinematographer based in London, United Kingdom. She is internationally known for her work with the British Rock band Queen and lead singer Adam Lambert on their Virtual Reality… Read More
Did you have a turning point in your career?
Yes, a year into my PhD program I realized that my career as a scientist was not only about me but also about underrepresented groups in our society. I vowed to have a career in sciences and serve these communities throughout my career. Since I am not yet in a position of power, I do what I can, mostly volunteering in groups that advocate for the advancement of women in society (e.g. AAUW).
What do you think is one example of one way you have enjoyed your human rights, in learning or at work?
The fact that I have a PhD in the sciences is a clear example. So many women around the world don’t have this simple and one of the most basic and essential human rights: access to education. Read More
We’ve interviewed several successful women from around the world to show that women in STEM have many different stories, career paths and points of view. Milana Stojadinov, Software Engineer from Serbia, working at Rendered Text, is one of them.
Why have you decided to pursue a career in this field? What was your inspiration?
From the early days, my attention was occupied by puzzles and the purpose of everyday objects. Even today, I catch myself breaking a thing apart, just to be able to find how it works and then to fix it back. That’s pretty much my story: I ask a question and then develop an answer for it. It neither solved any world’s problem nor gave me the Fields medal, but it focuses my life. This bit of skepticism, naturally, guided me to study pure mathematics. Read More