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Home Forums RACCA Forum Gender diversity in HVAC&R

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    AIRAH have published an article on levelling the playing field in HVAC&R by embracing gender diversity in employment.

    The article, published in HVAC&R Nation, emphasised that if people asked themselves how many women they knew working in the industry that chances are those women would be working in non-technical roles, such as administration, marketing and/or management.

    The article also emphasises that women have been underrepresented in the HVAC&R industry for many years and this is still the case, however changes to this are underway. The article also emphasises that research shows that organisations with a greater diversity simply perform better and that it is essential to find an employer sensitive to the needs of women, so they feel they are working in a supportive environment.

    The article also contains interviews with women across the country who are working in the HVAC&R industry and what their professional experiences have been like: Jenny Smith, Owner of About Airconditioning in Darwin, Ezra Finch, a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic for the QLD Government, Lauren Stacey, a third year apprentice at BioCool Refrigeration in Perth, and Sophie Decottignies, technician-turned administrator currently working for Veolia in WA.

    AIRAH’s article can be read in full here.

     

     

    Does your business have strategies for embracing gender diversity in the workplace? Do you believe that the HVAC&R industry is doing a good job in encouraging women to enter the industry? Feel free to login and comment below.

     

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