Resilient in STEM
By Jill Pestana
Navigating a career in science, tech, engineering, or math (STEM) fields can be tricky, especially when you're the minority in your university or workplace. Resilient in STEM offers episodes to offer support, resources, and inspiration to help you on your career journey. You deserve to feel safe and comfortable in your workplace or university, and we are here to help! (Brought to you by the founder of The STEM Thrive Guides.)
E8: 5 Tips for Coping with Emotional Overwhelm at Work or School
Do you ever feel like you have to cry at work, and feel ashamed if your coworkers see you burst into tears? Or, do you struggle with anxiety, and worry about people seeing you as weak or problematic if you let it show? If so, this episode is for you! I share 5 tips that I use to help me cope with emotional overwhelm at work or school. It's all about prioritizing caring for yourself while maintaining those professional relationships. All emotions are valid and beautiful, and reminding you that you are a living human being! For career support and resources join the Facebook Community: Resilient in STEM (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3677864482326139) For The STEM Thrive Guides courses on navigating inappropriate behavior at work and school, visit www.stemthriveguides.com. Hello Fresh really helped me stay well-fed and nourished during a time when my anxiety induced a lack of appetite. I highly recommend using this meal service, which is delivered to your door weekly (or as frequent as you'd like), and very delicious! Email email@example.com with the subject "HELLO FRESH" to get a discount!
September 02, 2021
E7: 5 Ways Documenting Harassment is Life Changing!
In this episode I share the 5 ways documenting harassment changed my life (for the better!). I held off on documenting harassment for years because I felt like writing each instance would make me feel shameful or make the instance more real. I just wanted to forget about it and brush it off. In the end, once I documented, I realized I was validating myself, my emotions, and my experiences around harassment. It empowered me to learn and grow, and continue to advocate for myself. Listen to hear more about how documenting harassment can change your mindset and life! Links: Minicourse: How to Document Harassment (https://www.stemthriveguides.com/courses/mini-course-part-2) Article: Help! I'm being harassed and don't know what to do. Join the Facebook Community: Resilient in STEM (https://www.facebook.com/groups/3677864482326139) For The STEM Thrive Guides courses on navigating inappropriate behavior at work and school, visit www.stemthriveguides.com.
August 04, 2021
E6: What Does Empowerment Look Like? feat. Brianne C. Martin
In this episode Brianne C. Martin, The People Engineer and CEO and Founder of BCM Engineered Solutions, joins me in talking about empowerment. We discuss false concepts of empowerment, how empowerment is linked with oppression, and 7 qualities of a truly empowered person. You can find the blog post & transcript of this episode on jillpestana.com in a blog post. Links to More Information and Resources: Follow Brianne @briannecmartin on IG, or visit her website here: https://msha.ke/briannecmartin/ Find Brianne's The People Engineer Podcast: https://anchor.fm/brianne-c-martin/ Equivalence Podcast S1E1: https://equivalence.captivate.fm/episode/a-middle-east-journey-from-the-newsroom-to-women-empowerment More information on Hermoine Macura-Nobel: https://www.straightstreetmedia.ae/team.php?view=team The STEM Thrive Guides courses & resources on navigating harassment & microaggressions at work and school are available here: www.stemthriveguides.com Join the Facebook Community to continue this conversation: Resilient in STEM https://www.facebook.com/groups/3677864482326139/ Follow @stemthriveguides on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stemthriveguides/
June 03, 2021
E5: Embracing Femininity in the STEM Workplace
I’m not the only one who has felt pressure to shift my behavior and appearance from more feminine to masculine in my school or workplace. All people feel this within male-dominant fields, especially when femininity is perceived as weakness or frivolous. This episode discusses different real-life stories of suppression of femininity in STEM fields, ideas for embracing femininity, and more. Links: Book: Teaching To Transgress by bell hooks Article: Help! I'm being harassed and don't know what to do. Join the Facebook Community: Resilient in STEM For The STEM Thrive Guides courses on navigating inappropriate behavior at work and school, visit www.stemthriveguides.com.
May 08, 2021
E4: 5 Ways to Support Sexual Assault Survivors
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I hesitated to create content around this topic because it triggers me, but I literally could not sleep one night and decided to record this because it was on my mind. In this episode I share 5 ways anyone can support sexual assault survivors, especially if the survivor is someone close to you. These are lessons I have learned by supporting my loved ones who are survivors of sexual assault. For the blog post of this episode, visit: https://jillpestana.com/2021/04/29/5-ways-to-support-survivors-of-sexual-assault/ Resources listed in episode: RAINN
April 29, 2021
E3: How Practicing Self-Love is Revolutionary
Self-love is REVOLUTIONARY! In this episode I share how I use the month of May to recommit to my self-love practice. I share why self-love is revolutionary, as well as my own self-love practices and lessons I've learned. When it comes to navigating bias, harassment, and discrimination at work and school, self-love is at the core of advocating for ourselves and reaching a resolution. Therefore, self-love is the foundation on which to learn and grow our strength, resilience, and confidence! Links: Click here for your 30 Day Self-Love Checklist! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://jillpestana.com/2021/04/26/how-practicing-self-love-is-revolutionary/ The STEM Thrive Guides Courses can be accessed here: www.stemthriveguides.com Join the Resilient in STEM community HERE! More links and resources related to The STEM Thrive Guides: https://linktr.ee/stemthriveguides
April 26, 2021
E2: 22 Tips for Physics Majors!
In this episode Jill Pestana, the host of Resilient in STEM, shares the lessons she's learned from her time in college studying for her B.S. in physics. As a woman in physics, she experienced unique challenges because of bias and harassment in her field, and did not have any career advice for navigating it. This motivated Jill to share her wisdom and lessons in this episode (22 tips!). Below are links to resources I mentioned in this episode: 1. The STEM Thrive Guides resources for navigating inappropriate behavior and harassment can be found at www.stemthriveguides.com, on Instagram @stemthriveguides, or on Facebook here. 2. The Resilient In STEM online support community can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3677864482326139 3. The blog post this episode is based on which lists all the tips is available at jillpestana.com! 4. Join the STEM Thrive Guides email list here! Feel free to reach out for support if you need help! We are here for you! Best wishes on your career journey!
April 21, 2021
E1: Help! I’m being harassed and don’t know what to do.
If you're encountering inappropriate behavior that you think may be microaggressions, harassment, bias, or discrimination, this episode is for you! Listen to learn more about the steps you need to take to reach a resolution or justice. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://jillpestana.com/2021/03/17/help-im-being-harassed-and-dont-know-what-to-do/ Follow STEM Thrive Guides for more resources on Instagram at @stemthriveguides or on Twitter @stemthriveguide. Join the private, supportive Facebook community Resilient in STEM for more resources and support.
April 09, 2021