Career Spotlight at QuantIC – Inspiring Women in Quantum

Every day is a great day to celebrate the amazing women in the Quantum sector, but International Women’s Day gives us an extra reason to do that.

Celebrated every year on 8th March, International Women’s Day encourages recognition of female peers around the world. In QuantIC’s case, we would like to shine a much deserved light on a couple of our female colleagues: Ivonne Escorcia, Research Associate at Glasgow University and Sara Diegoli, QuantIC Associate Director, who’s achievements in their fields of research and strategic project management have illustrated beyond measure that women play a vital role in the development and implementation of quantum technologies around the world.

Ivonne Escorcia

Why did you choose the role you are in?
I became fascinated with the world of electronics when I built a digital piano in secondary school. Now, I get to design complex systems by linking millions of transistors together. I chose to become an Electronics Engineer to constantly learn and adapt to cutting-edge technologies.

What do you love about your role?
I love working in Research because I can use my creativity and knowledge in electronics to develop solutions to fascinating technical challenges.

What piece of advice would you give to women looking to work within your sector?
The road to becoming an Engineer is a laborious one, but the reward far outweighs the challenge. I truly believe that you will fulfil your dreams if you persevere and are determined about your goals.

Sara Diegoli

Why did you choose the role you are in?
I chose this role because it gave me the opportunity to shape a new and high profile initiative from its inception; it was a truly exciting and very rewarding journey.

What do you love about your role?
I work with a great team of talented and motivated people that inspire me and I feel I am always learning something new

What piece of advice would you give to women looking to work within your sector.
Technology has a bad reputation to be a male dominated environment – do not let that put you off, we need more women in tech!