Olga joined Eaton as a Java Developer right after earning her bachelor’s degree. She has always considered herself a team leader, so two years later She completed a master’s degree. Fate was on her side and she was able to begin two distance study programs, one in the Czech Republic and the second in Germany. It was difficult but thanks to support from her family and Eaton, which covered the study program costs and didn’t take the time she spent at school out of her vacation time, she graduated. In 2018, she gave birth to a daughter and right after the six-week maternity leave she came back to work part-time. She gradually increased her hours and after a year she placed her daughter in a nearby day-care center that Eaton helps pay for. Thanks to Eaton’s approach she can do what she enjoys and still has time for parenting.
Míša has been working at Eaton for over five years. She started out as an intern and the project she was working on becoming part of her thesis. She had the opportunity at that time to spend two months in the USA, learning from her foreign colleagues. After graduation, she started working at Eaton full-time. Now She leads a small team that works on arc fault detection development projects. If there’s one thing she really loves about her job, it’s the complexity, because it includes many technical fields. And that’s not all! Almost every day she uses what she has learned from her ongoing studies in history and sociology.
Women definitely belong in technical fields. Why? Simply put, they think differently than men. They form well-coordinated teams that come up with unconventional solutions. And’s that essential, particularly in research. About 20% of our employees are women. But that’s still not enough, so we support them in any way we can. Part-time positions, flexible working hours, internships or financial aid…that’s just a handful of what we do to ensure that we have excellent female engineers, electrical engineers, developers and chemists at Eaton who also have time to fully devote themselves to their families and hobbies. Read on to learn about them.