Female execs from Apple, SpaceX and more share their career advice for Assembly readers
We know when it comes to future careers, Assembly readers like to dream big. So we asked women who are at the top of their games to share what you need to know to be at the top of yours.
Hailing from Brazil, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and the United States, they are leaders in technology, science, engineering and social justice. Read on to discover the secrets to their success!
Advice to girls who want to pursue STEM careers: Bring your humanity. Bring the interests and causes you are passionate about. Do not assume that these fields have to be cold and inhumane because they are technical in nature. These are often the pathways to solving some of our most human challenges, and those solutions can’t address the needs of women and girls if women and girls aren’t at the table."
By getting involved in hands-on programs in school, from robotics competitions to rocketry, coding challenges, and science fairs, you can start to get a sense of what engineering is like in the real world and begin to discover which aspects most excite you.
You cannot control whether you are going to be the smartest person at your company or in a room — however, you do have control over how well you prepare and how much work you are willing to put in, which will ultimately drive the results you are able to achieve.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tess Thomas is editor of Assembly, a digital publication and newsletter from Malala Fund. She loves books, cats and french fries.