Memory Mukabeta

A lot of young women are now interested in getting their hands dirty they work harder and better, and the results are way better than from men.

Country of origin

Zimbabwe

Which company do you work for?

Majorbuilt autobody

What is your specific area of specialisation?

Panel beating and spray painting.

How long have you been in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields?

6 years

As a woman in a male dominated industry, what has been the biggest challenge you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?

Society expectations, the negative attitude and for you to overcome that you work harder, you work to prove a point.

What inspired you to join this industry?

To be different, to encourage other women that it’s okay to do that.

What changes, if any, have you seen in your field with regards to women in your field?

A lot of young women are now interested in getting their hands dirty they work harder and better, and the results are way better than from men.

How can we attract more women to consider a career in the STEM fields?

Empowering women.

If you were to advise other young women starting their careers in the tech or within the STEM fields, what is the one thing you would say to them?

You are better and smarter than you think.

When not working, what do you do for fun?

I love travelling, I love cooking and I love playing tennis.

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