"I know the value of diversity."
Simone Dias, product development engineer at Prysmian Group Brazil: "It is necessary to respect differences and accept them without preconceptions."
Olá eu me chamo Simone Dias. Meet Simone Diaz, Brazilian woman of colour, and electrical engineer. Product development engineer at Prysmian Group Brazil, she is responsible for cables for ESP (Electrical Submersible Pump) systems in Latin America. She coordinates the R&D team. "A challenge," she says in her office at the Sorocaba plant in Brazil, an hour and a half to the west of Sao Paolo. "It is not so common to find a woman working in a technical area," she points out — and perhaps even less common to find a a woman heading up a team of engineers in such a crucial department as Research & Development.