In the lead up to International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re taking time out to recognise and celebrate just some of the inspiring women we have doing amazing things here at Kentech. Today's installment comes from Sadiya Siddique who shares some of her experience as an Electrical Engineer in our Industry.
"If you really like what you do, then all you really care about is performing at your best. I’ve never really seen gender as an issue. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s a guy you’re competing against or a girl, for me the competition was only with myself. I was always driven to be the best I could be. I wanted to get the A.
Moving into working life, there were times, especially when I was involved in more hands on, site work, that I was very aware that I was the only female in the room. Although it felt quite intimidating at first, once I realised that it was just because I was the only female, I just shook it off and got on with the job. After a while, it felt empowering to know that I was doing something different and maybe shifting people’s mindsets on what was possible for women.
Coming to Kentech felt like entering a new world. I’ve been embraced by this family, everybody was so welcoming from the start and my team members have been great teachers and mentors to me. Nothing has been too much trouble for them and I really respect and admire them for that.
My hope for the future would just be to have a rich and fulfilling life with a good balance between personal and professional life. I want to continue to grow and become an engineering leader and then I hope to have a nice family to return home to at the end of each day."