août 10, 2021
Steffi, Determined woman and mom
There are a lot of prejudices about working in the industrial sector, especially when you are a woman. “It's a men's environment,” says Steffi, project manager at Storcan, “but being a woman is an advantage, it calms things down,” she says. Steffi is what we want to call, a woman and a mother of power, she is one of those who have a real desire to move forward, a passionate person, whom the workload is not afraid of and who enjoys being a person resource in the integration of projects that she manages.
Her story shows us that she has always followed her desires. After a BAC in biochemistry in 2014, she started working in a large beer production company in Quebec as a quality controller. A superb experience that she had to question when she had her first baby and wanted more flexible hours that were adapted to her new role as a mother.
This is how in 2018, she was fortunate to find in the city where she lives an opportunity that meets her professional and personal expectations. She is also taking a whole new professional direction as a project coordinator and after-sales service in the project management team with Nathalie at Storcan, `` I started working on small projects and little by little I have been in charge of more complicated projects, and I really developed a taste for it. ''
And it is not with the announcement of a second pregnancy that the adventure ends, quite the contrary. `` I was told that when I returned, I would have a job as a project manager. In 2019, when he returned to Storcan, the project management department had grown a lot, both in the number of projects to manage and in complexity. `` It's a real challenge to work 40 hours a week with two young children, but it's manageable thanks to the flexibility of the schedules and the possibility of teleworking; I love my job because I feel like a hub, I feel valued and important. In addition, I was never made to feel that I had less room or that I could not evolve because I give time to my family life. I am happy to see that in Storcan there are more and more women with children, I feel less alone when faced with this challenge of balancing family life and professional career. In addition, I feel continually supported by the team, especially technically with the engineering department, they are generous with their knowledge and I have learned so much from them. ''
Steffi is therefore a woman and a mother of power, determined, who shows that with organization, a capacity for priority management and management, we manage to carry out great projects and write great stories. A story written with a 3rd pregnancy, `` I have no doubts about my return, '' she said.