So. I have an MSc in medical engineering. My 12 year old son was talking about an engineering issue, and how we needed an engineer's input. He referred to the engineer as 'he'. I reminded him that I too am an engineer, and his mum! He smiled sheepishly, realising the stereotype default - because we talk about social issues etc.
I was the only female on my MSc course.
I love what a school did once: brought in people from all sorts of professions to a primary school with their faces covered - because their work clothes included a mask of sorts - so eg a surgeon, astronaut - can't remember if others had their backs turned to the children - and guess what. They were all women! The children's surprise was... well, there - but quickly gave way to the joy of experimenting with the kit these pro's brought in for the occasion.
I'm sharing this because today is the International Day of women & girls in science.
Yes my first degree is 'compliant' : chemistry.
Here's to more women please!