“How to thrive in man dominated industry?”

It’s been 08 months since I have started working in well known construction industry as a primavera P6 expert.

I am 25, and this journey was full of ups and downs. It was clear after high school that I was going to work in technology; after completion of graduation I worked for few months and realized the need of post graduation to fit in. When about to complete my 2nd sem of Infrastructure engineering and management” i got a call from recruiting website for an interview and started working along with my studies.

I worked hard to survive through all odds and got interviewed for getting up on permanent pay roll. Being a women you come to people’s attention more easily and things become more difficult when you are free minded. People always have something to talk about you from top to bottom. Your every action monitered and judged. I feel intimidating to break into man dominated industry but women have so much value that we need them to take the leap.

I am happy to get the chance to shape my personality after every encounter with hurdles that could have stopped me from accomplishing  in technology. Confidence and constant determination required when you are surrounded by people who don’t believe in you. In the beginning you need to push yourself to your max with patience above all humiliations.

Overall, you have to constantly prove yourself, earn respect, and have to be better at your job than a man does. They will always question your technical soundness and mental preparedness to tackle sudden unavoidable critical situations to object your credibility when you are placed above them. This question can be avoided when you have enough exposure of the respective field by breaking the walls of insecurity and anxiety around you to flourish quickly with less objections.

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