Indira Dey

1. Why did you apply?

Because at a trade fair I got a hint that I should apply as a young engineer at Femtec. There I could gain an insight into different companies. Before that, it was difficult for me to decide on an employer, both at the trade fair and in normal life.

2. What is your personal highlight to date?

The network of women (course 34) from all over Germany / Switzerland. I have gained a lot of insight into the lives of other girls who have similar experiences but live in completely different locations. I also find it exciting to see how the individual paths differ and resemble each other.

3. How do you experience the network?

As very committed, talented, individual and open. Every single woman is talented in her own way, committed, individual, but also open to new ideas. So far, however, the network mainly comprises Course 34 and the Aachen Regional Group.

4. What would you recommend to applicants?

Work out very clearly which goals you have and how to enrich the network. You don’t have to have a 10-year career plan. Goals can also be principles, visions, thoughts, ideas or ideas about life, but you must have something in mind when you think about the future, and you have to be able to communicate that.

5. What do you think will be your most important insight?

That women represent half of humanity. The role of the woman should be freely selectable and not predefined. My greatest insight so far is that one must not feel disadvantaged as a woman. Rather we (with men as partners, fathers and sons) can form a more just world.

“The role of women should be freely selectable and not pre-defined.”

Indira Dey, Course 34, Master Management & Engineering RWTH Aachen Working student Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Aachen