An inspirational talk given to young female science students by engineer Roma Agrawal as part of the OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM",
OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) is an Oxford University society founded in 2005. Its initial vision was to promote and support women working in engineering and scientific disciplines within the university and its associated institutes.
Roma Agrawal is an Associate Structural Engineer at WSP designing bridges, sculptures & skyscrapers, including the Shard in London. She was awarded 'Young Structural Engineer of the Year 2011' by the Institution of Structural Engineers and was a finalist for the 'Young Woman Engineer of the Year' run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Outside of work, she promotes engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to under-represented groups such as women.