Donna Loughlin shares her story and experience working in public relations and communications with tech companies. She focuses on tech businesses in disruptive markets. She uses storytelling to build successful business solutions. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business week, Time, Wired, Fortune, Fast Company, Popular Science, and USA Today. Her TV segments include 20/20, Good Morning America, Today Show, BBC, Ellen, Squawk Box, CNN, Ellen, Jay Leno Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and more.
In addition to sharing her story and experiences working with STEM professionals at tech companies, she provides tips, advice and insight into how to effectively communicate technical information with non-technical people.
Donna is also the host of Before It Happened, a podcast featuring stories of visionairires and the moments and events that happened which inspired them and in turn changed our lives.
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio
Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check
Before It Happened podcast: https://www.beforeithappened.com
Silicon Valley Review
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Mercedes Soria Podcast Episode on Before it Happened – https://www.beforeithappened.com/post/disrupting-the-silicon-valley-boys-club-with-mercedes-soria-episode-8
Before It Happened – Episode “Getting Kids Excited About STEM and Space with “The NASA Lady” Pamela Greyer”
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff – A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. The mouse asks for a glass of milk. He then requests a straw (to drink the milk), a mirror (to avoid a milk mustache), nail scissors (to trim his hair in the mirror), and a broom (to sweep up his hair trimmings). Next he wants to take a nap, have a story read to him, draw a picture, and hang the drawing on the refrigerator. Looking at the refrigerator makes him thirsty, so the mouse asks for a glass of milk. The circle is complete when he wants a cookie to go with it.
Working girls Barbie series features role models such as: SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI, astronaut; CELIA CRUZ, Salsa Singer; JULIA ALVAREZ, Author; AMY O’SULLIVAN, Emergency Room Nurse; DR. AUDREY SUE CRUZ, Internal Medicine Physician; DR. CHIKA STACY ORIUWA, MD, Children & Adolescent Psychiatrist; SARAH GILBERT, Professor or Virology; DR. KIRBY WHITE, General Practitioner; DR. JAQUELINE GOES DE JESUS, Biomedical Scientist; and many more. (https://barbie.mattel.com/en-us/about/role-models.html)
Women comprise 29% of the STEM workforce and 52% of the college-educated workforce (NSF). The number of women in board positions in STEM-related industries in 2020 was 19.2%, an 18.3% increase over the previous year. (MSCI) Women only make up 3% of STEM industry CEOs. (www.bigrentz.com)
Women in engineering make up 15%; Women in research make up 30%; Women in mathematics make up 40% (less than 30% at doctorate level); Women in technology make up 28.8%. Women physicians make up 36.3%; Women in medical school make up 50.5%.