Hyderabad: There are a lot of uncertainties for being a scientist, said Mrs Tessy Thomas, director of Defence Research and Development Organisation.
Speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 (GES) on nurturing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), she said “When it comes to intelligence, women are a step head. When it comes to emotional intelligence, that is where one gets stuck.”
She said that women in STEM should have 3Ds – dedication, discipline and determination. When asked what keeps her grounded despite being hailed by the country, she said, “My work, I am just too busy working.”
She said that there are a lot of uncertainties being a scientist, especially it requires a lot of commitment and work beyond office hours.
Hailing from a middle class family, Ms Thomas says, “Now there is a change in how families are perceiving education of girl child which is quiet significant.” She predicted that within next five years many women will embrace STEM.
Ms Thomas advised women entrepreneurs to face the world, take risk and show their true potential....