Meet the Woman Physicist of Colour, Dr Shohini Ghose

Interview with Dr. Shohini Ghose by Hanan Awaad

Hanan Awaad with Dr. Shaohini Ghose
Hanan Awaad with Dr. Shaohini Ghose at the 5th WRSBC Women’s Day event

Before going to meet her, I read the title she gave herself ‘Woman Physicist of Colour.’ I reflected for few days about how you can wear your color as a badge of honor, side by side to your professional title. It is an honor to tell your story with your color and your accent.

Dr. Ghose, I do not know how to address you? Shall I call you Dr. Ghose or Shohini?

Hahaha, address me with the title I proudly gave myself.

Dr. Ghose started to recite a poem she has written inspired by the Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Wife” written by Neil Gaima

That is
But it isn’t.
There’s more.
More than the sum of our words.
More than atoms that make up female, physicist, and color
“Bigger on the Inside”
Dr. ‘Who’?

Wow, that was fun, let talk mentoring.

It is always useful to see people approach challenges. When you are successful you might not need help because you know what you are doing; but when you are a little bit down and have some confidence issues, having somebody there who can guide you and support you is crucial.

For women in science, how important mentoring is?

Very important. Having somebody who is there when you do not know what’s the next step, and they guide you and show you how they dealt with their challenges and told you this is the next It is great to have that person who sees you for who you are when you cannot see yourself.

Originally posted 2016-07-18 16:30:24.

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