Winnie Tsebe

Take up the challenge and join us in this fast-evolving field. You will travel the world, get great exposure to technology and so much more.

Country of origin

South Africa

Which company do you work for?

GE Healthcare

What is your specific area of specialisation?

Clinical equipment engineering

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

10 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?

I have always had to work twice as hard to prove myself as most of our clients struggle with the idea that females can also do the job.

What inspired you to join this industry?

I have always wanted to help people, but I can’t stand blood so being a doctor was out of the question. This field was the next best thing.

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

Over the years we are seeing more women take up the challenge to join the previously so-called male fields.

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

We need more women who are already in the field to be advocates for the field and to show the world how much fun the field is.

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?

Take up the challenge and join us in this fast-evolving field. You will travel the world, get great exposure to technology and so much more.

When not working, what do you do for fun?

Spend time with my family.

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