Quantum Detectors are committed to creating a workplace where we support our colleagues, share knowledge and address the barriers and challenges women may experience. The team at Quantum Detectors want the women of the company to share their thoughts on International Women’s Day. We asked them 3 questions:
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Libby, our Office Manager said: International Women’s Day is to raise further awareness that women are as good as men (if not better). The day continues to remind me of how far women have come in society and how bad we were treated in the past.
Sarah, our Finance Manager said: International Women’s Day is celebrated because we have still not achieved gender equality. We need to continue to encourage women to be as successful as men and as society we have to help achieve that.
Paula, our Production Technician said: Celebrating women in science/engineering roles and creating more awareness around equality. It’s great to see that times are changing and so many more companies are accepting and promoting women into what have been male dominated roles.
What is the most important piece of advice you have been given?
Olivia our Head of Sales and Marketing said: Proper preparation prevents poor performance. Some people are good at winging it, but for me, having a plan (and being willing to adapt it) has been key to my path.
Chloe, our Marketing Manager said: Always be kind, and never back away from a challenge.
What is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about their careers?
Olivia our Head of Sales and Marketing said: Stay true to your own values and don’t worry about what other people think.
Paula, our Production Technician said: Women can succeed in what have been male dominated industries. When I first started as an electronic engineer 25 years ago, going into a department of fifty men was not easy at first. It took a good couple of years to earn their respect and prove that I could do just as good a job as they could, if not better. It was so worth it though. I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved throughout my career. To all women out there – you can do it, don’t give up. You are good enough and you can succeed in what you want to do. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.