This Week’s Resilient Superwomen | #SalutingIndustrySuperwomen
For more than a decade, Sisi has been supporting and celebrating women in industry by designing safety wear that caters to their specific needs. This Women’s Month, Sisi has been celebrating the women in our own business who play a significant role in keeping people safe at work.
Here are another 4 of the remarkable women of BBF Safety Group, sharing their journeys and challenges faced in the industry.
Becoming a Team Leader was a great highlight for me. Then, a year later, I was made Supervisor, followed by Senior Supervisor. I’m very proud of these accomplishments.
I have experienced being undermined as a woman. Men often treat women as though they don’t have the skills or knowledge for certain roles.
I have always believed in myself. I don’t let anyone let me think less of myself and I don’t feel intimidated by men.
I love my work. I love being with people – helping and motivating them.
To empower themselves. And to empower all women. I think it’s important for women to set an example to help shift the mindset of women – to not think any less of themselves because of the actions of others. Woman power!
Don’t ever, ever give up. Ever. Don’t feel intimidated by anyone – not only men. Just believe in yourself.
The highlight of my career has been moving from being a first aid packer in medical to being a machinist in the factory.
I think people often think women are weaker than men and not as smart or strong. I think women feel that they have to work harder than men to show that they can do it.
I pay attention to what I’m doing and focus on always delivering the best results.
I love what I do, I’m passionate about my work. I have seen that working hard and believing in yourself in this industry pays off.
I think women need to challenge themselves and empower themselves and show other women they can do it too.
Every challenge is a stepping stone to success, that’s how you grow character. Don’t give up.
The growth of my role within the business. I started out as an accountant and grew to my current role as a Financial Manager.
Being a mother, my greatest challenge has been trying to balance my work and personal life. The demands of my work and of raising my two little boys, coupled with being a good wife – there just aren’t always enough hours in a day.
I have good support from the executive leadership of the business, they are well aware of the challenges of working mothers in industry. I also have an excellent support structure at home with my husband.
I don’t look at these as challenges but rather, as an opportunity to prove – not only to the industry, but to myself – that I can do it.
The demands of the industry shape your character and personality. There are two character traits that I think are very important; being a perfectionist and having structure in your life.
Never give up. You can do it. You dictate your own destiny.
Learning how to do mould changes, maintenance and driving a forklift.
When I first started doing mould changes, it was a big challenge because of having to carry heavy loads. I think some people thought I couldn’t do it.
By not being afraid. To me, every day and every challenge is a learning process. I always try to work together with the guys in the workshop and focus on doing the best I can at everything I do.
Being in the Engineering industry has been my passion since I was in high school. Even though I knew it is a male-dominated industry, that didn’t stop me.
I think it’s important for women to empower themselves to be independent in their life
We, as women, should come together to show the world that we can do it and that it is possible.