Women Talk Tech Episode 6: Building a Community
Meet the woman who built the largest online engineering community on Instagram
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On this week’s Women Talk Tech podcast we talk to Mina Dezz, Founder of the largest online community on Instagram “Iron Ring Girls” created to bring women in engineering together. Mina was a graduate of Civil Engineering in 2014 from the University of Toronto and is currently working in residential construction building custom homes. Mina impressively built a community of over 20,000 followers and created the guide “Building a Powerful Mind while Studying Engineering”.
This episode addresses the common challenges women experience in Engineering such as loneliness, independence, and the drastic change in environment. Mina speaks about her experience throughout university and how proper preparation can help manage this change a lot better.
Marie and Mina discuss:
- The challenges girls face transitioning from high school to university
- How to prepare for the engineering journey
- The importance of communication and people skills in engineering
- Dealing with uncertainty after graduation
Mina provides many helpful tips and strategies for dealing with a profession that is mostly men, many of which the technology industry should be adopting today. Her advice “always ask” is one of the most important lessons all young women should learn as they work their way up no matter what the career choice.
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About Mina Dezz