The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Panama’s powerhouse in a pink hard hat
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The Panama Canal has certainly taken a hit from the coronavirus backdrop. But the consequences have not been as severe as many probably assume, and the canal authority even expects to make its budget this fiscal year, according to deputy administrator Ilya Espino de Marotta
SEEN by many as an eventual contender for the top job, Panama Canal deputy administrator Ilya Espino de Marotta tells Lloyd’s List’s David Osler about her career as a woman in engineering, her work on the canal’s expansion programme, why more is needed to regulate water levels, and why she decided to make a pink hard hat her professional trademark.
“We need more people to go into engineering, and not only more girls but also more men,” she insists.
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