Inspiring answers by Melanie Foster, one of our STEM Ambassador STEM Careers for Women on her life and working market development and the tech and maritime sectors.
Name and job role
What is something about you people might not know?
I was a volunteer lifeboat crew member for four years. It was very rewarding and challenging. There was a lot to learn, but what I learned most was the value of teamwork and the saying that has always stayed with me “One hand for you, one for the boat”.
What are your hobbies?
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Who was your biggest influence growing up?… who were your role models?
What were your favourite subjects at school?
What were your least favourite subjects at school?
How did you come to choose your current career path or were you led to it?
Working in Market Development
What are the biggest changes in the world of work (for women) that you are excited about?
Would you say having a degree is the only path to a successful career?
Would you say there are opportunities for women entrepreneurs in your career?
What advice would you give your younger self and school leavers today?
That every introduction and every opportunity is valuable, even if you can’t see that value today.
STEM career Ambassadors
These are STEM career choices made by the Ambassadors from our sister site, School Entrance Tests.
- Information & Data Management
- Working in Market Development
- Analytics Manager
- Business Intelligence Developer
- Real estate analyst
- Data Solutions Career
- Working in data science
- Working as a Data Scientist
- Marketing Science Director
- Working as Head of Solutions – Anthea Oon
- Enterprise Data Architect
- Chief Data Officer
- CRM Consultant job
- Working in Marketing Analytics
- Data Strategy Manager
- Managing Security Consultant
- Working in Data Operations
- CDO Data Controller
- Working in Data and Machine Learning
- Principal Data Engineer
- Data Manager
- Working in an Innovation Lead job
- Medical Statistician