My name is Jessica Dennien. I am a wife, mother and engineer, a "mumgineer". I work with individuals and employers to provide insights on how balance can be achieved within the workplace whilst ensuring an efficient, engaged workforce.

A common concern heard among the STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) community is the difficulty in getting girls and women engaged in STEAM subjects and pursuing STEAM careers. But a conversation not as often had is the difficulty retaining women in STEAM careers.

Retaining women in these careers can be difficult particularly when they decide to start a family. Balancing a demanding STEAM career with family life can be difficult when the male dominated system expects mothers to adapt to it rather than updating the system to allow flexibility and work with ALL parents who want to achieve a better work / life balance.

Losing this talent is not only detrimental to the women who lose engagement in the workforce, but also to businesses that experience significant talent loss. This should be concerning to employers who are experiencing these types of losses as they are losing an investment when talent and IP leave their business.

Latest Posts

Returning to Work Following Maternity Leave

Transitioning to Motherhood

Engaging Children in STEAM - Play Dough

Returning to Work Following Maternity Leave – Advancing your career

Returning to Work Following Maternity Leave - Overcoming Discrimination

Transitioning to Motherhood – Experiencing loss of self and regaining your self-worth

Transitioning to Motherhood - Overcoming judgement and mum guilt

Transitioning to Motherhood - How you can juggle it all

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Improving Opportunities for Women in Engineering with Felicity Furey (Podcast Episode)

Being a part-time powerhouse with Megan Quinlan (Podcast Episode

Finding a passion for welding with Stef Hamilton (Podcast Episode)