Plasman: Inspiring the next generation of Women Engineers
In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on June 23, Plasman women engineers had the opportunity to participate as leaders in a mentorship event. The event focused on sharing expertise and encouragement to young girls in pursuit of careers in engineering. The virtual event was held in partnership with non-profit group called The Career Foundation that supports young girls in Engineering. Together we shared experiences and guidance in the field of engineering to up-and-coming engineers.
Historically, women have been significantly underrepresented in engineering fields, typically making up only 10-20% of the engineering workforce. Plasman supports the international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women and girls in this exciting industry.
“Coming from a different country, I grew up in an environment where the role of a woman was perceived to be on a non equal status with men in most aspects of life, especially in the professional field; this made me more driven to prove myself. Today, more than ever, it is very important to understand that while being a woman in a technical field has its challenges, the rewards are even more gratifying. Every girl should follow her dreams without fear of judgement or rejection, with her full potential focused on the goal. Together, we can build a better world!” – Monica Alionte, Program Manager, Plasman Global Headquarters Canada
A big thank you to Goodera, a company that helps businesses have impactful volunteering experiences and all our Plasman team members who volunteered their time.