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    The industrial and environmental sectors are deeply masculine, it is important to claim the role of women in our industry.

    March 13th 2019

    The International Women's Day makes us think on the role of women in our society, in all its fields. Women have incorporated themselves in the labour market step by step, but we are still far from achieving equal conditions. The wage gap, the low representation in management positions or the harassment are just some examples of gender discrimination that women still suffer in their workplaces.

    Industrial and environmental sector

    In some fields, these inequalities are especially visible, since there are some working places that have been historically considered masculine, and women's access to them is still unequal. The industrial and the environmental sectors are clear examples of it.

    We just have to take a look at the universities to check that engineering careers, such as engineering, have a lower percentage of female students than other studies, like social sciences. Science and technology have always been related to men, and this decreases the enrolling of women in these studies and professions, especially when few feminine role models are visible in these areas.

    Women in the TEMA-LITOCLEAN group

    The TEMA-LITOCLEAN group has carried out an internal examination about women in both companies, included in a masculine sector, and the data points out that the company follows a good policy of equality, since more than 45% of the total workforce are women. This fact encourages us to continue working in that direction, and to continue relying on female talent.

    In addition, TEMA-LITOCLEAN Mexico wanted to meet the opinion of workers in the industrial sector to know how they reached positions of management in a working environment dominated by the male gender. From their stories, it is extracted that they do not allow preconceptions to become difficulties; they have confidence in their own skills and in the advantages that they represent for the company.

    The experience of these women, the challenges they have faced and the positions in which they find themselves today is not coincidence but virtue. They work day after day, without letting their guard down, they know they are in a position of preconceptions and sexism, but they have turned this discrimination around and have used it as a motivation to become stronger and decided women in their commitment to advance and to become role models so that every day more women choose working in the sector.

    Although more and more companies are bringing in more women, and doing so in decision-making positions, the equalisation between men and women in the industrial sector is still far away. The proportion of women in senior positions is considerably lower despite their level of training. The goal must be equity, but not because of a gender quota to cover, but because of their abilities and strengths in the workplace.