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.

A Lifetime of Success in Academia with Jeannie Monaghan (Podcast Episode)

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 This episode of the Mumgineer Podcast features the successful tenured professor from the University of New Mexico, Jeannie Monaghan!

Jean taught Dental Education for 25 years, became tenured which is a magnificent achievement in the world of academia and currently working as a part time faculty before planning to retire in the coming months.

During her time working at the University of New Mexico, Jean won a Science and technology award from UNM for a top 100 invention recognized by the University Association of Science and Technology association for her solar oven.

Listen to this episode to hear more about Jean's achievements and how she found balance with her career in academia whilst raising her now adult son.