Webinar: 6 tips from women in STEM to succeed in global dev

An excerpt from the “Meet the women in STEM shaping global dev” webinar. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

Professionals from science, technology, engineering, or mathematics backgrounds are contributing to global development projects all over the world. While these fields still tend to be male-dominated, there are many women drawing upon their STEM expertise and leading development projects and teams.

Three of these women recently spoke to Devex about how they came to work in global development and carved out successful careers. They shared insights on what skills helped them overcome challenges and tips for succeeding as a woman in STEM in the development sector.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.