International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day

Women have been making great strides in the engineering field over the past few decades. In honour of International Women in Engineering Day on June 23rd, we’re celebrating the women of MJ Quinn who are making a difference in the engineering world.

We spoke with some of our female engineers about their experiences and what they think needs to be done to encourage more women to enter the engineering field.

The thing I love about being an engineer is everyday is something new, I get to work with different places, in different places and on different jobs.

What I would say to another female that is interested in becoming a telecoms engineer is that it’s a very interesting job and if I can do it then other females can do it too!


I love the independence of the job and working in different areas! Every job is like a puzzle that I enjoy figuring out.

For females thinking about a career in telecoms I’d say just go for it! It’s a great job you don’t want to miss out on because of preconceptions that it’s just for men; women are just a capable!


Being a telecoms engineer is great as you have the freedom to plan out your own work and work at your own pace. Every day is different and you get to work in different areas around where you live.

I would recommend females into this field of work as there are so many opportunities to progress and move your career forward.


I love the freedom of being out and about all day and meeting new people. I also enjoy solving problems and meeting challengers’ face on within my role.

I’m the type of female that likes to break perception barriers and I would advise any women interested to definitely give it a go as it is a really rewarding career.


I love working on my own and the independence this role brings. I love that every day is different which gives me problems to think outside the box. I love that Quinn’s have given me the same opportunity as they would men, I feel I am treated brilliantly by everyone at the company. I am really happy to be here!

If you love problem solving and working independently then this job is for you! This job isn’t just for men, and it’s been the best decision I have made becoming a telecoms engineer.


I love the independence the job brings and working in different locations every day. This job keeps me fit and healthy. I can’t fault it! 

Give it a try you will not regret it. No such word as can’t!


Both my female engineers are a joy to manage, they both bring a different aspect to my team. I only get positive feedback about Steph and Jayelee and I have only positive things to say about them both.

Josh Bates – Area Manager

As a female leader in a male dominated industry it is really important for me to ensure that I am actively promoting females into our service.  At present females are underrepresented in this industry and we all need to play a part to encourage, support and promote women into engineering roles.  There are some exciting opportunities and careers that we can offer and it is brilliant that we are showcasing some of our current female engineers on International Women in Engineering Day.   

There is still a lot of work to be done in breaking down the stereotypes that surround engineering roles but the more females who take that first step in this industry the more role models we will have to encourage more women to apply.

If anyone is interested in becoming an engineer then please contact our careers website or contact me directly and we can put you in touch with one of our female mentors who will speak to you about their role and if it is something that you would be interested in.

Kate Allen – Head of Service Delivery

We’re proud to celebrate the women of MJ Quinn on International Women in Engineering Day. We’re committed to doing our part to encourage more women to enter the engineering field, and we believe that by working together we can make a difference. If you’re interested in a career as an engineer visit our careers page and apply.