Join us throughout March as we spotlight several of our Women in Nuclear (WIN) members who've shared their career advice and experience with us.
Supplier Diversity Project Manager, Global Operations Services (GOS)/GSCS
What advice would you give to young women looking to enter a STEM career?
I would encourage young women to stretch themselves by working outside of their comfort zones, to be inquisitive enough to move into areas they are not familiar with and to trust that if they don’t have the necessary tools today to get where they want to be, there are organizations like Westinghouse that are willing to empower and support them.
Project Engineer, BNPP 1, 2, 3 & 4 Projects/Energy Systems
How has a male colleague championed for you in the workplace?
I started my career as a project administrative assistant, but my previous boss gave me a chance to work as a project engineer within project delivery, execution and management. This is a very unusual case, and I am always grateful to him for giving me that chance to see my potential.
Manager, Regulatory Compliance & Corporate Licensing, QEHS/Regulatory Affairs
What inspires you to be a Women in Nuclear (WIN) member?
I enjoy WIN because of the camaraderie and the activities we’re involved in that give us the opportunity to give back to our company and community.
Alice Cunha da Silva
Key Account Engineer for Latin America, Americas Operating Plant Services
What at Westinghouse motivates you to come to work every day?
Nuclear makes a big and positive difference in the world; it’s an essential part of solving global challenges like the climate crisis. What motivates me the most is knowing that by working in nuclear, I am contributing to that and a part of that.
Customer Account Manager, Americas Operating Plant Services
As a female leader, what has been one significant barrier in your career and how have you overcome it?
I’m very fortunate to not have run into anything that I would call a significant barrier. But of course, there have been challenges. For instance, advancing within a technical company without having a technical degree. However, there is always the opportunity to learn. I took advantage of that – and worked hard – to prove that I could perform as well, if not better, than some of my colleagues with technical degrees.