International Women's Day
Meet Mirela from LIBERTY Galati
Mirela has always had a passion for chemistry, since studying it at high school. She started at LIBERTY Galati as a Chemical Engineer and has spent the last 30 years dedicating her career to the Environment Department, which she now runs.
She co-ordinates all the activity within the department and manages relationships with environmental authorities to ensure the plant complies with environmental regulations. An important part of her role is working through new legislative proposals, and making sure targets are met, as we all face up to the change that is required to tackle the climate crisis.
Mirela understands the importance of teamwork in her department and says she is fortunate to have a team that brings together very different skills and work well together. In a field that is constantly changing they all recognise the need to be open-minded to learn from one another. She says it is the dedication of her colleagues, and their desire to support each other, that has kept her within the business for 30 years.
Mirela’s advice to any women looking for a career in the industry is, ‘don’t ever think it’s not for you’. She says that working in a steel plant does not make you less feminine, so you should pursue the career you want without any barriers! Mirela’s career is a wonderful example of how women can thrive in this industry, and we are proud to share her passion, skills and success this International Women’s Day.