APS will participate in the 6th International Gas Forum, which will take place in St. Petersburg (Russia) from October 4th to 7th, 2016.
Gas Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry and to exchange best practices. Every year besides an extensive exhibition program, there is also a convention program that ensures a dialogue between global gas companies and key partners. The Forum is supported by federal and regional authorities – Ministry of energy, Ministry of industry and trade, and Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation, Administration of St. Petersburg, and Russian and foreign industry associations.
On Friday, April 15th 2016, Anna Maria Burrafato, a Piping Stress Analysis Engineer of APS, represented our Company in the event “To become an engineer – it’s a game for girls”. The event took place at Sapienza University, in the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering with the aim to encourage more girls to choose a career in this field. Numbers show that female engineers are still the minority as it has always been a male-dominated profession. However, all the speakers of the event were women engineers that represented concrete examples of successful careers.
Universities and the Engineering industry have begun to recognize the need for women engineers and the number of female engineers in APS has increased over the years. In addition, female engineers have important key roles in our Company: Head of Proposals Manager, Head of Process & Technologies Department and Head of Engineering Department are only some examples.
The event was a great initiative to promote engineering careers to young women showing them real prospects and opportunities in this sector and to demonstrate that success depends on hard work.