Beatriz Prada is head of Administration and Production Control at Thermochip. She has been working at the headquarters in La Medua (Orense, Spain) for 16 years.
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
For me, it’s a day for honouring all the women who fought for years to win the rights we have today. We have achieved many things, but there is still a long way to go.
How has the role of women changed in your sector or during your professional career?
I think that in my sector women are more commonly found in administrative and sales jobs.
Although there aren’t very many women in Thermochip at the moment, women have held a variety of posts in my company where they have shown their worth and skills in production processes and more senior positions.
It must be emphasised that gender has nothing to do with capacity for good work.
Have you ever experienced difficulties in your career because you are a woman?
Personally, I have not experienced any difficulties at work due to being a woman. I don’t mean by this that other women don’t have problems in the professional environment. But I do think that the balance between work and family life should be promoted or facilitated.
What would you consider to be your most significant contribution to Thermochip?
Over the years I have learned a lot about production and administration. I try to be very efficient and I don’t allow errors in my work, as well as being a perfectionist.
As a result, I am in control of everything I am responsible for, contributing efficiency and added value to Thermochip processes.
Why would you recommend working at Cupa Group to other women?
I would recommend other women join Cupa Group because it is a large, influential company, where ongoing training and updated tasks provide knowledge and continuous job development. All this makes you more effective in your job.
I must say as well the work environment is very good and many colleagues are also friends. My experience has been very positive. Over these 16 years, I have always felt integrated and supported by my colleagues and bosses. They have always been there for me.
On a personal level, I would also say that I met the person who is now my husband at Cupa Group. I feel very fortunate to be working here, we are one big family.