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Mari-Louise Ross
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Mari-Louise Ross was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her Chemical Engineering studies in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch and then moved to Johannesburg, in the north of the county, to pursue her career. There she developed an interest in process control engineering and continued her studies in that field, and in business management a few years later.

She started her career lecturing in mathematics and engineering and then worked at various international engineering companies. This gave her the wonderful opportunity to travel and work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the USA. It has also allowed her to work with team members of many different countries and cultures. This experience, as well as living in South Africa at a time of huge social and political change, has helped shape her passion for diversity and culture. She is a firm believer that any environment benefits by diversity, inclusion and constructive conversations.

Mari-Louise has focused her recent professional efforts on the project management of large international engineering projects, mainly in the oil, gas and petrochemical fields. She is also involved in various programs that strive to encourage women to develop professionally and bring more young women to enter the STEM career fields. She believes engineering is one of the most exciting professions, and engineers can make a huge impact in shaping the kind of future we would be proud to leave to our children.

She resides in Maryland, with her son Ethan, aged two.

Entries by Mari-Louise Ross

Make a 'Panic' List!

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 5:37 PM

I find myself in a situation that is probably not unfamiliar to many of you. I am a professional and a mom. This typically means that there are lots of things for me to do and plan, and also lots of things for me to worry about. My engineering brain...

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Ode to My Mentors

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 11:22 AM

A hot topic for career growth is mentorship. It seems that we need a mentor, a guiding star or a sympathetic friend at "the top" if we want to progress. Perhaps you feel a little anxious or frustrated because you cannot seem to find the "right" mentor, or mentors. I...

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These Were the Questions I Asked About Sexual Harassment

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 4:22 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Due to recent events published about sexual harassment in STEM-related fields, I decided to...

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Which Field of Engineering Is Right for You?

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

I often have discussions with students and young professionals about career and study choices....

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'I Always Feel Like a Failure...'

(6) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 5:45 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

During my early thirties, I was pursuing management studies while working full-time as an...

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Who Should Be Grateful -- the Employer or the Employee?

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 9:20 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

One of the great things about being around the age that is considered the...

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