Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:35
Many years go I was in charge of a heavy construction team, the Works Manager told me he was putting a Graduate Engineer with me to see how it was done. This girl turned up in my office, skirt blouse jacket, I asked what she was expecting to do? Everything you do says she. "Right" you need gear, got it she said I will change, a few minutes later she was there in boots overalls hard hat the lot. The first job was 300 feet up a tower, have you a head for heights I asked, I rock climb she said, she followed me to the top. She made notes asked questions and we discussed solutions to problems. Some years later coming from the main offices a car pulled up I heard my name called and this Lady shot across wrapped her arms round me and I got a big kiss, somewhat shocked as were the other people getting out of the car she said this man saw an engineer not a woman, it turned out she had gone up in the world, saying thank you she went on her way and I saw later was on the main Board at ICI.
My Granddaughter is a Graduate engineer has just gone back to Canada where she is a plant manager, women can make it in a mans world and I see no reason why not.