Catherine Anderton, who was fortunate to have parents who supported and encouraged her to explore her interest in STEM subjects from an early age, worked hard to achieve electric and electronic engineering qualifications. Now thriving in her career as a project manager with Schneider Electric, Catherine helps customers to leverage energy savings wherever possible and ultimately reduce their carbon footprint.
As her employer, Schneider Electric have been incredibly supportive of Catherine’s career, and Catherine believes that its because of this support that she’s able to successful juggle a thriving career and an equally busy home life. As a senior engineer, Catherine advises women considering an engineering role to “Go for it! There’s no reason you’re not as good as anyone else. If you have the aptitude and management skills then go for it. You get as much recognition as men these days whereas in some other industries you still may not.”