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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.

Perseverance in Trades with Alanna Dennien (Podcast Episode)

"Building" a More Diverse Construction Industry with Laura Seitz Danielsen (Podcast Episode)

Increasing the Voices of Women in Male Dominated Industry with Angela Cacace - Move Over Bob (Podcast Episode)

Succeeding in the face of Adversity in Male Dominated Industry with Taylah Lewis (Podcast Episode)

Travelling with Children - A mum's guide to staying sane during family holidays

Working in male dominated industry with Carmen Smith (Podcast Episode)

Engaging Children in STEAM - Bush Walking

Dealing with bias in male dominated industry

Engaging Children in STEAM - Sand Castles!

Engaging Children in STEAM - Frog Hunting

Engaging Children in STEAM - Building a vege patch!

Returning to Work Following Maternity Leave

STEAM Vs STEM - Why the 'A' is so important

Engaging children in STEAM