In October 2018, Dell EMC Glasgow launched their second 12-month mentoring program called STEMAspire. The program is aimed at undergraduate females from the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and is focused on providing them with support that enables them to finish their education and progress on to the world of work.Molly Nock, one of Glasgow’s STEMAspire mentees is studying Digital Design and Web Development at the City of Glasgow College. Molly tells us that she is thrilled to be part of the program and has become more confident as a result.Meet Molly “Since joining the program, my long-term aspirations and goals have never been clearer. I have received so much support and encouragement from my mentor and other mentees.”“The quarterly events held at the Dell offices have covered workshops on technical skill development and personal growth. I particularly enjoyed, the CV building workshop from the last quarterly event. It really opened my eyes to how I can best come across during an interview.“My mentor Cheryl Craig has taught me to have the confidence to put myself forward for opportunities that will benefit me in my career. I have also learned that it is ok to say no, staying true to who I am and what I want even though it may scare me.”“I recently joined a student association at my college called STEMGirls. It was created by one of the other STEMAspire mentees, who was inspired by Dell’s program. Through STEM GIRLS, female students can speak to other people who share similar experiences in a safe space. A space where there is no judgement or intimidation. A place where we can help and support each other.”“So far, being part of the program has been a really positive experience. Knowing that I’ll have a place in the tech industry without the feeling of intimidation or dismissal is only just the start – above that, there is so much more opportunity for every woman to grow within STEM.”
Norway’s oil-services investment company Akastor has named a new chief financial officer of the company.Øyvind Paaske; Image source: AkastorAkastor said on Friday that its investment manager Øyvind Paaske was promoted to the CFO role, effective from March 1, 2020.He replaces Leif H. Borge, who will remain in the position up to this date, after which he will assume a new position in a company outside the Aker group.Paaske joined the investment team in Akastor in 2014. Before this, he held the position as Investment Manager in Aker ASA.Akastor CEO Karl Erik Kjelstad said: “I am very pleased that Øyvind has accepted the CFO position. During his time at Akastor, he has played an important role in executing our M&A projects and has gained considerable knowledge of all our portfolio companies, in particular, MHWirth.“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Leif for more than 17 years, from when he started his career in the Aker group as CFO in Aker Yards in 2002, thereafter as CFO in Aker Solutions from 2008 and finally as CFO and Investment Director in Akastor since its incorporation in 2014. Leif has throughout this been a highly valuable team member, and we sincerely thank him for his strong contributions and wish him all the best and success in his new position.”Regarding his appointment, Paaske stated: “I am excited to take on the CFO role in Akastor. I very much look forward to contributing in my new position, with a focus on developing and realizing the values in Akastor’s portfolio.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.