Meet Abigail Woods.

Hardware Engineer

Ottawa, ON

What inspired you to enter and pursue this field?

I really enjoyed art and math in school and I think engineering is beautiful combination of the two. This field allows my creativity to flourish.

How did you come to be in this position?

I had a connection to this organization and did all my university internships with Ciena [my employer]. After graduating, they offered me a full time position.

What advice would you give young women looking to enter your current line of work?

When entering the workforce, its okay not to understand everything that your workplace does. Nobody expects you to. Make sure to ask questions and engage with your colleagues. Show am interest in learning and it will really help with your future career.

Abbie can be found on Instagram at: @abbielaurawoods