For young girls who aspire to join the engineering field, Jovana's advice is not to let gender disparity be an obstacle, ‘’If you are someone at the beginning of a career like me, it is extremely important to have a chance to learn and, more importantly, to have space to learn from your mistakes to grow professionally. I think most of us don’t have the confidence, the will is there, but we are scared to try. Here at Polarium, I had the opportunity to try different things, which is something I really like. I have a supportive team here, and I don’t shy away from asking.”
“Even if this field is dominated by mostly men, I don’t think that girls and women should see that as an obstacle because I do believe that we can do as good a job in a male-dominated field and vice versa. I believe that we are all equal, and I prefer to work in a diverse team. Here at this job, I have only experienced the same type of benefits as everyone else."
"I think when you're just getting started, it's most important to prove yourself. Don’t compare to other people. Trial and error leads to a better learning experience rather than failure.’’
Jovana’s journey to Polarium was not a typical one. She initially struggled to find a job in her field when she moved to Sweden with her husband. After a while of taking on different jobs outside her field, she finally landed a two-month internship at Polarium, ultimately leading to a full-time job offer.