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7 questions with Renate Pierotto

Meet Renate Pierotto

Renate is a BIM Designer for NZB and has been with the business since October 2018.

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Why were you interested in your role here at NZB?
It was my first job in architecture outside Brazil and I was very interested in engaging with an offsite approach to construction. Data shows that construction is responsible for a huge amount of waste on the planet, and I believe that if the industry can transition to offsite construction, we could contribute to a more efficient use of the planet's resources and also reduce our carbon footprint in the process.

What advice would you give to other women or younger female generations looking to get into the industry?
Don’t be scared by the numbers in the industry. Even if women are in the minority now, there is nothing holding us to gain more space. We are as capable and as dedicated as the male workforce so, if that’s your dream, keep on fighting for it!

What’s your favourite part of your job?
As a BIM Designer, my favourite part is to see the progress on site and all of our projects becoming reality!

What do you think workplaces can do to be more inclusive of all genders?
Workspaces are made of people, so I think my advice would be to never underestimate other people! I think it also goes hand in hand with trying to understand other peoples' circumstances - their path may be different from yours but that doesn’t mean they are less important.

How are you going to #ChooseToChallenge?
I #ChooseToChallenge by celebrating and sharing female success.

Who was your female role model growing up?
My female role model was definitely my mom. From her, I've learnt how to be creative and resourceful, and I believe these are very important skills that I will take with me forever.

If you were having a dinner party, which female celebrities or historical figures would you invite to your table and why?
I would love to have Serena Williams over for dinner. She is an incredible woman who has fought her way forward in a male dominated sport and uses her platform to fight for a more equalitarian world. To quote her words:

"The narrative has to change. And maybe it doesn’t get better in time for me, but someone in my position can show women and people of colour that we have a voice, because Lord knows I use mine. I love sticking up for people and supporting women - Being the voice that millions of people don’t have.”

To find out more about International Women's Day, visit the IWD website