celebrate International Women's Day, Spencer Ogden wants to challenge
stereotypes that limit women within the industries we work in. We caught up
with some of the great female talent that we have worked with. Jasmine is a
Commissioning Chemist and works at a major OEM. Read Jasmine’s spotlight
interview about IWD.
What does the International Women's Day slogan
#EachforEqual mean for you in your work life?
about time that we get there! Today, I am still a very rare creature in my
profession on site. We have to insist that gender doesn’t determine talent.
Why did you choose to become an engineer?
didn’t exactly choose to be an engineer but I was always interested in Chemistry
and during my studies and work life it developed, so I just followed up on
the things that I enjoyed the most.
In your opinion, why is it important that more
women take up engineering in the near future?
is just another profession, similar to any other profession, so why should it
be for men only. It is interesting, exciting and often well paid. Women should
not be afraid of entering male dominated areas. This is the way to change
What's the most important piece of advice you'd
give to a women thinking of starting a career in engineering?
to the underrepresentation of women in the industry, you need to be aware that
sometimes you are expected to do better than your male colleagues and have to
prove yourself more often. However, don’t let this affect you, just follow your
way and your passion.
Do you think there's a stereotype attached to
engineers who have been in the industry for a while develop similarities to men
in the industry in terms of behaviour because of the situations they currently
deal with every day.
On International Women's Day, what is the most
important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their
out what you really enjoy and follow your path no matter what others tell you.