Infiniti and Renault F1 Team Encourage Women To Pursue Engineering Careers
Companies continue to encourage gender diversity in STEM subjects on the occasion of International Women in Engineering Day 2019.
June 25, 2019
Renault F1 Team and Infiniti continue to support and promote gender diversity in the automotive and motorsport industries on the occasion of International Women in Engineering Day 2019, an initiative that aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and encourage more female students to consider engineering as a career.
Both INFINITI and Renault F1 Team have worked together to identify and showcase role models in key positions at Renault F1 Team and Infiniti’s Engineering Academy, with the aim to inspire more female students to pursue a career in engineering.
“We have a very diverse team at Infiniti, and we experience the benefits that diversity brings to the company on a daily basis,” says Tommaso Volpe, director of Global Motorsport & Performance Projects at Infiniti. “Not only cultural diversity, which we actively seek and promote through initiatives like the INFINITI Engineering Academy; but also gender diversity, which is key to the development of any industry.
“Diverse thinking, new ideas and different approaches are especially important in engineering, as they are the cornerstone of technological progress,” says Volpe. “Women in Engineering Day is a fantastic initiative, and what better way for us at INFINITI and our partners at Renault F1 Team to give our support than by providing female students with role models and showcasing the work they do to inspire other women to pursue careers in engineering as well.”
“It’s great meeting other female engineers at INFINITI and Renault F1 Team who are excelling in their fields and are very much respected in the industry,” says Infiniti Academy Engineer and W Series racing driver Sabré Cook. “I had the opportunity to meet Renault F1 Team Performance Operations Section Leader, Kayleigh Messer, who inspired me and is proof that there is space for women in engineering, at any level, and that it is possible to get to the top regardless of who you are or where you come from.
“I wish there were more women in the industry, and I’d strongly encourage any women to get into it and go after a career in engineering: there is a lot to contribute, a lot to gain, and lots of satisfaction that come with it,” Cook adds.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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