On March 8th, people around the world observed International Women’s Day — a day to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights and celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women throughout history.

 

Engineers Canada shared a great post about how women are underrepresented in the engineering sector, and how they are dedicated to roll out their “30 by 30” plan to increase the population of women in the engineering profession. As described in their article, the key component is their goal to increase the percentage of women who are newly licensed engineers to 30% by the year 2030.

 

Fatemeh, our very own structural technologist and designer, wanted to share with us what inspired her to grow a career in engineering:

“What inspires me in this field is the sense of wonder and satisfaction. I find it magnificent to see a masterpiece rise from the ground up, and the thought of playing a part in the process fills me with joy. It’s like taking control of Earth’s elements and making something beautiful from it, all while making a positive impact in a individual’s life. This is where I get the strength and confidence to push through and overcome challenges as a woman in the engineering field. Be what you aspire to be, find your inner strength, and make it happen.”

 

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