I was recently asked to speak about my experiences as a woman in STEM for an event at the University of Sheffield called “STEMinism”. The event was held on Tuesday 21 March 2017, but my baby daughter Alice arrived just 12 days earlier on 09 March, so attending was a stretch too far! However, I was keen to share my most recent experiences of becoming a new mum right at the “pinch-point” in my academic career, and the hopes and fears associated with that. So I recorded the following video talk which was screened at the event, and I’ve decided to share it here as well, in case it’s of wider interest. The talk is approximately 12 minutes long, and although it’s basic home video quality with no frills, I hope you will find the content interesting.