Celebrating International Women's Day 2020 - An Interview with Engineer, Lisa

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted06/Mar/2020
Author: Spencer Ogden

To 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. Lisa is a Control Systems Engineer, read her spotlight interview about IWD here.

What does the International Women's Day slogan #EachforEqual mean for you in your work life?

It means equal opportunity for men and women in a workplace. Equal salary, equal promotion opportunity.

Why did you choose to become an engineer?

I like problem solving! Being an engineer gives me the opportunity to enter a world of 'how things work' and 'what to do to make it better'. It also gives me the opportunity to travel to places/sites not many people are able to be in. 

In your opinion, why is it important that more women take up engineering in the near future?

The slogan, #EachforEqual! I believe women can bring a different perspectives and add value in some areas in engineering. 

What's the most important piece of advice you'd give to a women thinking of starting a career in engineering?

Don't be afraid to speak your mind and think out of the box!

Do you think there's a stereotype attached to female engineers?

So far, no! The people I have worked with (engineers, electrician, etc.) have been treating me as equal and with respect. 

On International Women's Day, what is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?  

Do what makes you feel happy and you won't mind doing it every day!