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.

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

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This episode of the Mumgineer Podcast features an incredible woman who is not only a fantastic carpenter and cabinet maker, but also an incredible designer, fantastic mum and down right awesome person! 

I spoke to Angela Cacace about her work elevating the voices of women in construction and trades careers and her experiences being a mum in a male dominated industry. 

This episode is a must listen! You need to hear Angela's story!

Move Over Bob

Move over Bob is a movement that doesn’t ask men to get out of the way but instead to move over and make room for women in male dominated industries. 

Angela started Move Over Bob after her first construction class where there were 6 females out of a class of 12. When she got home she made a funny Facebook post saying:
Fun Fact: Half the people in my construction class are women #MoveOverBob
 The hashtag started as a play at Bob the Builder and also Bob Vila the famous Carpenter who hosted This Old House. 
Hey, women are here, we're showing up so make some room!

Check out more about Move Over Bob at the website! More content will be available soon but in the meantime it is a great way to access their social media links! 

Listen to this episode of the Mumgineer Podcast to learn more about Angela and the Move Over Bob movement!.