Still busting all the myths about STEM fields and women.
Meet our #WCW Kirti Daya!
Q: What high school did you attend and what were your Matric results?
A: I went to Northlands Girls High School, class of 2014. Attaining 6 distinctions in English, Afrikaans, Maths, Life Sciences, Drama, Life Orientation
Q: What degree did you obtain?
A: BSc in Biological Sciences (Wits)
Q: Did you always have a love for Maths and Science?
A: I always loved science and math at school because I was naturally good at it. It came easy to me and so the decision to further this as a career came naturally
Q: What made you decide to pursue this field of study?
A: I sat down and asked myself what would make me truly happy. And that is getting to work in a lab, staring at specimens through a specimen and solve hypotheses
Q: Why do you believe that so few women consider a STEM-type career compared to men? What can be done to rectify this?
A: Honestly speaking in my class, the ratio of women to men is pretty equal. If anything, there are more women. It's seen as career where you have to be careful and attentive to detail, qualities classically associated with women
Q: What advice would you give to female learners to encourage them to consider a career in STEM?
A: The Sky is the limit! As long as you enjoy it, you can achieve it. If solving equations and understanding life is what you're after, being a woman in stem is for you
Q: What are some of your personal interests?
A: I enjoy dancing, reading and debating.
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