Giorgia Possamai, a Chemical Compliance chief at Electrolux Group, is a mentor of our STEM:FEM program which goals to help and encourage STEM (science, know-how, engineering and math) college students as they take the primary steps of their careers. This Worldwide Day of the Lady, Possamai shares her profession journey, the significance of self-belief and her high suggestions for getting forward.
What’s your position at Electrolux Group?
I’m Chemical Compliance Space Chief inside the Product Know-how Group Sustainability staff, primarily based in Porcia, Italy and I’m one of many technical references at Group stage for the chemical compliance of supplies. I work every day in collaboration with a cross-functional staff to make sure that our home equipment adjust to present rules and people that may come… which – unluckily or fortunately – are many.
At Electrolux Group we have now a powerful sustainability tradition. Chemical compliance isn’t nearly assembly necessities – it’s about eliminating dangerous supplies from our merchandise to guard our customers and the planet, which is likely one of the 9 pillars of the Electrolux Group Sustainability Framework, For the Higher 2030.
What was your profession path?
I’ve a PhD in Chemistry from the College of Padua. I began my work expertise in a small firm near my house within the Veneto area that produces rubber merchandise. After that I entered the world of Electrolux Group. Right here, aside from a short interval within the Advance Improvement staff, I’ve at all times handled chemical compliance of supplies, initially at European stage after which at a world stage.
Along with being a part of numerous European and worldwide committees that comply with the evolution of legal guidelines and requirements, I’m additionally liable for writing a number of the pointers that assist Electrolux Group and our suppliers meet the numerous necessities on chemical compliance.
Each the corporate and my managers have at all times given me the chance to specialise in new and essential matters for the atmosphere and the patron, equivalent to compliance with meals contact requirements. This can be a tough and difficult matter…however I like challenges.
How necessary do you suppose it’s to help girls via STEM:FEM?
I’d say it’s tremendous necessary. I wish to convey to them my ardour, my persistent perception that with curiosity (my daughter at all times makes enjoyable of me as a result of I search for info on something I have no idea), perseverance, collaboration, optimism and kindness, nothing is unimaginable. Nothing.
To succeed, gender will not be necessary. The necessary factor is to at all times consider. I used to be as soon as what they name a lab rat. I spent my days in a room doing experiments. Now I’m at all times in conferences with half the world. I’m at all times at my desk however my enthusiasm is similar as a result of I like what I do and I prefer to be taught and share what I do know.
Giorgia’s high profession suggestions for getting forward:
Search out various views
By no means cease studying
Be type and present up with ardour and dedication
Extra about Giorgia
Primarily based: Porcia, Italy
Likes: smiling faces, friendship, collaboration, science
Dislikes: skepticism, vanity
Hobbies: snowboarding, travelling, spending time with household & pals
What drives her: curiosity!
STEM:FEM is a mentoring program that goals to help gender fairness in sectors equivalent to laptop science, digitalization, innovation, engineering or design, the place some teams are nonetheless underrepresented. By way of the STEM:FEM program, Electrolux Group is donating 100 hours of mentoring to twenty STEM college students from everywhere in the world throughout 2023.
Examine different mentors of the STEM:FEM program