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Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 1:05pm UTC


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Engineering Students from San Diego State University Join Host Nancy Novak to Discuss the Next Generation of Women in STEM Careers

DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Datacenters has launched a new episode of its popular podcast "Extending the Ladder" about the experiences young women have in STEM and future career opportunities. The episode, available today, features host Nancy Novak, Compass Datacenters Chief Innovation Officer, in a discussion with talented students from San Diego State University's Departments of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.

"Only 28% of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce are women. As a result, women in STEM often face challenges such as imposter syndrome, implicit bias and authoritative issues. The next generation of women entering STEM careers are facing those challenges head on and I am inspired every time I speak to young women blazing their paths in these disciplines," said Nancy Novak.

Novak added, "In this episode, I had the opportunity to have an open discussion with three exceptional students from San Diego State who share their personal experiences as well as their advice to other women in STEM. This conversation is candid about the challenges they face, but also profoundly optimistic about the future of women in these careers."

To watch this new episode of "Extending the Ladder" and for an archive of prior episodes, visit

About Compass Datacenters
Compass Datacenters, one of Inc. Magazine's 5000 fastest growing companies, designs and constructs data centers for some of the world's largest hyperscalers and cloud providers on campuses across the globe. Our corporate culture is predicated on continual improvement and innovation and has enabled us to marry technology with modern manufacturing methods to enhance our ability to consistently deliver our customer's projects faster, with no sacrifices in quality. Since our inception, our sustainability efforts have encompassed the entire data center from its design to its post-delivery performance, including the efficient use of land, water-free cooling and a focus on Green House Gas reduction in the materials used to build our facilities and in their operation. Compass embraces a long-term perspective with the financial strength of investors Brookfield Infrastructure and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. For more information, visit

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