Top 10 Under 40 2023: Meet Alessia Alfieri, Project manager, Ethos Automation
July 11, 2023 | By Sukanya Ray Ghosh
What do you enjoy the most about working in the manufacturing and automation space?
I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of being able to automate any process, no matter the complexity. The manufacturing/automation industry is constantly evolving and innovating, which provides an exciting and dynamic work environment. There are always new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow as a professional, and the work can be both intellectually stimulating and creatively fulfilling. As a project manager in the industry, I enjoy the fact that I follow a job throughout every step from design all the way to integration. This provides me with the opportunity to work with a dynamic team that allows me to learn and grow in my career.
What are your future plans within the industry?
In the future, I hope to keep growing with the industry. Technology is changing so quickly, and there is always going to be much more to learn and understand. Project management has given me many great opportunities to explore various tech in the field, and I look forward to gaining exposure in other industries within this sector. I hope that I can help encourage more women to enter the manufacturing/automation sector and continue to promote equality in the workplace. With the increasing demand for skilled workers, women have a unique opportunity to break into these fields and make a difference.
How can this industry encourage more people to join and pursue successful careers here?
The industry should partner with more educational institutions to promote careers in manufacturing/automation and offer training programs, apprenticeships and internships to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for these careers. The manufacturing/automation industry is constantly evolving. Highlighting the industry’s focus on innovation and technology can attract job seekers who are interested in working with cutting-edge tools and techniques.
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