"When the idea was first developed, she said, 'If you do something, can I hijack a session for women in TI? Because I'm really passionate about it, "she says.
" I wanted to have that conversation where women are invited and we are not necessarily talking about being women in IT, but we are showing how women are doing great things " .
Barsha's own journey as a woman in technology began at UTS, which is known for creating opportunities for women to prosper in traditionally male-dominated degrees. She chose the course because it offered her the opportunity to develop both her technical engineering skills as your potential as a manager and leader.
"It was the sweet spot, looking at people but then having the option of engineering studies as well," he says.
Beyond the hands-on learning approach that characterized her degree, Barsha says the students also had access to a wide range of industry-focused opportunities to prepare them for their future careers. rreras.
"I remember we had speakers from the industry who came and told us about 3G, 4G, people from Optus, people from other organizations. It was great, I didn't feel like I was in a classroom. ", he says.
" I felt that they were equipping me, that I was not going to enter the world of work without knowing anything because I could hear that what I was learning also applied to industry ".
Originally from Nepal Barsha is the first female engineer in her family. It is an achievement that she attributes to her parents, who did everything possible to give you access to a quality education.
The privilege that comes with that is something not to be taken lightly. Through the All About Data series, as well as targeted outreach and mentoring programs to female students, Barsha is committed to helping other women explore career and technology career possibilities.
These programs include the Lucy Mentoring program, which connects students studying STEM degrees with a mentor from industry; and the Speakers from Sydney Women in Engineering and Information Technology, both at UTS.
For Barsha, it is a way of giving back to the title and profession that have shaped her life in a profound way.
"Women are often unaware of opportunities, and if they are, there aren't many role models. I am passionate about letting other people, especially young women, know that there are so many in engineering that is possible for them, "says Barsha.
" I think that's one of the things I want young people to know: that anything is possible, that it is entirely up to you how you create your career. "
On September 7, join the live virtual discussion," What is practice-based learning in STEM? " Hosted by the UTS Faculties of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, this session will explore how industry engagement is key to the STEM student experience at UTS. This event is part of the UTS Virtual Open Week, 7-10 September Find out more at uts.edu.au/virtual-open-week .
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS ) located in central Sydney is one of the university Australian technology leaders . It is known for fusing innovation, creativity and technology in its teaching and research and for being an industry-focused university. UTS has a total enrollment of over 40,000 students and is ranked # 1 "young" university in Australia in the QS ranking. For more information, visit uts.edu.au .
SOURCE University of Technology Sydney