|Song before she started in the electricity industry (L) and after (R) [State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)]|
A female engineering graduate from Weihai, a city in east China's Shandong Province, has earned high praise from the public after forging a successful career in the electrical power industry over the past four years.
Song Haixia majored in electric engineering in college. Most female graduates from that major would work at marketing and production scheduling positions. Considering her professional knowledge, however, people told her she should work on power lines.
Accordingly, Song endeavored to master relevant electricity knowledge further and put what she had learned into practice.
Her efforts eventually paid off. She obtained a power line work certificate, which is rare among women in the province.
Women engaging in power work face multiple difficulties such as requiring physical endurance and operating in hot weather.
Song has to wear about five kilograms of insulation overalls whilst working high above the ground under the burning 40 degrees Celsius sun.
In answer to why she is so dedicated, Song said her work brings much convenience to people and earns her a sense of achievement, although she admits that sometimes she does feel exhausted.
|Song at work [WeChat account of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)]|
|Song at work [WeChat account of SGCC]|
(Source: People's Daily / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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