Every March for the last few years at Optigo, we’ve taken a moment to celebrate women in tech and building automation. If you didn’t know, March marks Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day.
In 2017, we celebrated Monica, our former Director of Marketing who could talk BACnet with the best of them.
In 2018, we took a spotlight to Maria, Linda, and Natalie, three women from the business, development, and marketing departments at Optigo.
In 2019, we asked five women in the Building Automation Systems (BAS) industries about their experiences. It was incredible to hear their stories, and we were thrilled to feature them on our website.
This year, we worked with Ken and Jane Sinclair at Automated Buildings to host a “takeover,” featuring some of the amazing women in the industry. We solicited articles from female-identifying professionals across BAS, and got a huge response.
These fantastic articles highlight the wide range of perspectives already in the industry, and how important it is to nurture that diversity. Our thanks to Ken and Jane for championing and providing space for these conversations.
Read on, and look to Monica’s article “Why you should hire women — and how to get started” for more inspiration and direction.
Building a More Diverse Industry by Natalie Serafini and Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks
Women in the Male World? by Katarzyna Goleniewska, GC5
The Need for Better Building Systems Storytellers by Lauren Scott, Distech Controls
Hire Women to Help Lead the Smart Buildings Industry by Casey Talon, Navigant Research
Mentoring: A lasting Impact by Erin DeFrieze, Lynxspring
From Australia - Creating Women Entrepreneurs by Kerri Lee Sinclair, SBE
Top 5 Predictions for Workplace Experience in 2020 by Anna Lui, Comfy
Australian Bushfires by Deb Noller, Switch Automation
How Marketing can better the Building Automation industry by Monica McMahen, Optigo Networks