• Question: I go to Wallington Girls too! Has being a female engineer impacted your opportunities , and do you believe you could make history with your discoveries?

    Asked by 878heak43 to Valerie, Steve, Sean, Carmel, Alex on 13 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Carmel Howe

      Carmel Howe answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      I think so. I sometimes think I have been given more opportunities because I am female. I am not very confident in my abilities though all the time so I might be being a bit unfair to myself.

    • Photo: Valerie Bentivegna

      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      I don’t think being a female has really impacted my chances and opportunities. I don’t feel like I’ve been biased against, or for.
      I would like to hope that I could make some sort of difference with my discoveries. Not sure I could make history, but if I can make a bit of a positive impact on people’s lives, I’d be very happy!

    • Photo: Stephen Lang

      Stephen Lang answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      No, cos I’m a bloke! 🙂

    • Photo: Alex Moldovan

      Alex Moldovan answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      I cannot comment on being female as I am not. But I have to say that female or male engineer, it doesn’t matter. As long as you have the ability to critically think and problem solve you can be anything and you would still be welcomed in engineering.