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Meet Women in the Trades and Engineering -- and Learn How to Work in their Fields

By: Glennis Markison

We're proud to feature women in the trades and engineering at the SFMTA.

You'll hear from contract managers, car cleaners, machinists, mechanics, parts storekeepers and more. They all help keep our system safe, clean and accessible for everybody. We appreciate their hard work!

We also want to encourage more women to enter their fields. That's why we're celebrating women in a way that helps others take action.

Below, you can click on a job title to learn about one of our female staffers in the trades and engineering. You'll see:

  • What jobs they had before their SFMTA role
  • What key skills they need for their current job
  • What their typical workday looks like
  • What they enjoy most about their job

In each story, you'll also find relevant courses or apprenticeship programs.

Check out the video at the end of this blog to hear more from Machinist Apprentice Brittany McMartin.