During my university studies, 5 students out of 100 were women. Some professors clearly thought that we were in the wrong place, but others were very inspiring, willing to recognise our talent and diversity, without being influenced by gender and stereotypes.
The reason why I got into Electronic Engineering is because I was driven by the desire to use technology and creative thinking to make a positive impact. Initially my ambition was to apply my background to Medicine. However, the beauty of engineering is that you can really be creative in building your career. Technology can be used to improve people' lives and society in many different ways.
One of the main challenges you have to face as an engineer is 'engineering' your careeer in a way that reflects who you are, your passions, your values and ambitions. Especially with technology evolving at such a fast and uncontrollable pace, there are plenty of different opportunities you can choose amongst. This plethora of opportunities gives you a nice sense of freedom, but it's not easy to navigate.
During my career, I worked in different application fields, including neuroscience, smart cities, system integration, digital applications and transportation.
One of the things that motivates me the most, at this point of my career, is using what I learned to take care of young professionals' development, to help them finding the best way to express their uniqueness and their potential in the work they do. This is why I want to share an encouraging message to young girls all around the world, currently taking decisions about their future.
The engineering world needs both ties and high heels to solve current challenges and make this world a better place to live. 🌍🌎🌏 Happy International Women in Engineering Day! 💃
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