What career path is required to reach your position and what are the possibilities for development?
My background is rather unusual. I started my career in a technical control office for two years, where I acquired a lot of knowledge in different technical fields. Basically, I was not cut out for the job of technical manager, so I seized a job opportunity with the leader in real estate development, offered by my former mentor in technical control.
Over the years, I have strengthened my technical knowledge, but above all I have integrated the concept of cost into each choice of construction system, which is very important to ensure the financial balance of our operations. The career progression options are Director of Studies, Technical Director and also Programme Manager, etc.
What would you say to anyone thinking of working in a role similar to yours?
It is an exciting, fascinating job. There is a real sense of satisfaction in a concrete sense because once the project is built, as we have participated in the various stages of putting it together, and especially as the customers who have bought their homes are very happy, we are very proud to have contributed to it. People often ask me if I enjoy my work, especially being the only woman in the IDF technical department. I tell them that yes, I am very fulfilled in my work, and my colleagues and managers have never put the brakes on our professional relationship because I am a woman. On the contrary, we are a tight-knit team and the working atmosphere is very friendly.
Today, I think that male and female prejudices in certain professions have clearly diminished because women have proven their competence and capacity for integration. I am lucky enough to have parents who have always supported me in my choices. The advice I would give to anyone who wants to do this job is to be passionate, curious, listen to others because you learn a lot from others, follow your dreams and above all don’t give up.