- Interviews SenerEQUAL
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we talked to our colleague Amada Miravete. She is a civil engineer and works in the field on international infrastructure projects.
What appealed to you about the science and technology sector?
The innovation and creativity that it involves
What are the challenges and opportunities women face when they enter the professional world?
Unfortunately, in some sectors such as construction, women still face stereotypes because there are still not too many women working on construction sites.
In the future, in what areas would you like to make further progress, what will be your challenges?
I would like to be a bit more multidisciplinary and participate in some job rotation to see how the company is seen from different points of view.
Education is fundamental for personal, professional and social progress. As a professional, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “For an inclusive digital world: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. How do you think education in the digital age can help achieve gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls?
Technology and digital education can increase the awareness of women in relation with their rights and needs.
We might think that, in countries like ours, both boys and girls have the same access to the Internet and technological devices and that, therefore, interest in technical careers should be more balanced. Why do you think that there is still a greater percentage of men in this sector?
I think it is because there is still a lack of role models
What advice would you give to future generations?
The most important advice I would give is that confidence matters.
Could you tell us about a woman you admire who inspires you in this profession?
Emily Roebling that worked as an engineer in the Brooklyn Bridge
A phrase or slogan you would like to say for International Working Women’s Day.
Don’t let stereotypes run your life and listen to your heart.