Or Yacobi, Product Portfolio Manager, Allied Electronics and Automation
MS in Quality and Engineering Management from Tarleton State University.
Talk about the culture at your company. What makes it inclusive and supportive of women in engineering and automation?
The culture at Allied is diverse and transparent. It shows that leadership team prioritizes diversity and inclusion, and it is reflected by the diversity of people throughout the business; whether it’s by gender, race, or age. The inclusion and support of women in the business, is the equal access to opportunity and resources, as well as being treated fairly and respectfully as individuals.
What first drew you into engineering and this industry?
I always wanted to extend my experience to the more technical side of the business. Once I started working in the automation industry it confirmed that I enjoy exploring how things get done and how it be can improved. Whether the process involved goods or services.
Describe your biggest career challenge?
I would say I faced the common challenges most people experience in the field. The main challenge for me was defining my career path and finding an employer that values work-life balance, as well as a team that is collaborative and committed.
What career advice would you give to your younger self?
One career advice to my younger self would be to ask more questions for guidance. It is okay to not know everything right away or for the first time when doing something new. Asking thoughtful questions will lead to a clear path and growth.
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