FINDING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT TO SUCCEED—A Conversation with Marie Raser Ep: 47
Marie Raser, P.E., LSRP, is Senior Project Manager with Matrix New World Engineering, a women-owned, national environmental engineering firm headquartered in New Jersey.
In this episode Marie shares her experiences working in the male-dominated field of engineering, the challenges she faced as a woman working in the Middle East, and the perspectives—both personal and professional-- she has gained as a certified scuba diver.
We also chat about:
- The importance of self-confidence and how to build your own
- Why you shouldn’t look to your supervisor to be your champion
- How she handles, “I thought they would be sending a man,” and similar comments
- Pivotal moments in her career and how she seized the opportunities
- Working during the Covid-19 pandemic and how she manages her team remotely
- The advantages she perceives in working for a women-owned company
- What she has learned from mentoring other women
- Where she looks for inspiration
- The positive changes she sees for women in engineering
- What she learned about teamwork from competitive sailboat racing
- The importance of confidence, resiliency and persistence in achieving career success
- And much more
Marie’s work has taken her around the world; her hobbies take her under the sea. She seeks out and continues to thrive in challenging environments. To every woman seeking to succeed in business, Marie offers the following advice: “Fight for your place at the table. Take on additional responsibilities when available. Sometimes it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and volunteer for a challenging project---or voice an unpopular opinion.”
Often times the best man for the job is a woman.
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