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.

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


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This episode of the Mumgineer Podcast features the "badass" welder, Stefanie Hamilton!

Stef has been in the welding industry for 12 years. Most of her experience is in in the oil and gas sectors and mainly in the field, working shutdowns for refineries and power plants. She's now working in a shop position on a 7 on 7 off schedule.

Stef is passionate about her family and spreading kindness and feels very strongly about equality and strives to represent women in male dominated industries by being an example.

Listen to this episode to her Stef talk about the importance of taking a chance on something that scares you. 

"Women can do absolutely anything they put their minds to. It might take us a little longer or we might find a different way to do it but we can do anything anyone else can do and I truly believe that"



  1. Electric resistance welding
    The world owes the invention of electric resistance and spot welding to Englishman Elihu Thomson. This engineer has several patents in the field of spot welding to his name.

    Electric resistance welding consists in assembling by autogenous fusion the parts to be welded under the pressure of two metal parts. Who says welding says heat, with resistance welding the heat necessary for welding is provided by the Joule effect (which is the thermal manifestation of electrical resistance, this heat occurs when an electric current passes through any material conductor) of a current of high intensity and low voltage, passing through the parts to be assembled. Indeed, it takes a lot of amps and little voltage. The application of a forging force makes it possible to ensure the metallic interpenetration.



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