But, Amate Audio is a young-thinking company with a progressive outlook. At the age of 23, I was hired as assistant to the then-Senior Acoustics Engineer, returning to the field of physics and engineering I loved most. Three years later, the senior engineer retired and I assumed the role. Amazingly, in the 21st century, some people still find my position in the company unusual, even shocking. But talent has no gender. Personally, I am against moves towards positive discrimination; at the end of the day, everybody wants to work with the most valid people. Nevertheless, there is still much that can and must be done to promote and support the presence of women in technical employment.
In 22 years working in the world of sound, all the engineers I have met are men. This is a direct effect of an inherent bias in our society that we must challenge from the very beginning in our nurseries and schools. It is there where we must show and explain that the world of engineering is for girls and boys in equal measure. We must give them tools to discover and explore a world that, for most of the time, is simply invisible to women. I am glad to say that I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have had issues with anyone because of my gender. I feel respected and highly valued, not only by my immediate colleagues at