Journey and motivation
While studying mechatronics at Hariri Canadian University, Nancy Arbid enjoyed her time as an intern with Middle East Airlines. So, after she finished her master’s degree, she applied to work there. Arbid is still the only female aerospace engineer at the company.
Arbid explains that initially her parents did not know exactly what she was doing. Now, however, they are proud of her and her accomplishments.
Arbid says that while it took some time for her male colleagues to accept her on the team, the work environment is currently much better and her colleagues now listen to her opinions.
Arbid hopes to obtain certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Arbid says it’s a very challenging job, but male colleagues should be given some time to get used to women making their way in this work environment that is traditionally occupied by men.