- A young lady is employed as a mechanic fixing cars in Nigeria and is rocking at her job, inspiring women worldwide
- The young lady has inspired many with her bravery to work in a field dominated by men
- She performs better than most of her male counterparts and is making a name for herself in her area and beyond
A Nigerian lady identified as Juliana Murphy has done something extremely remarkable by thriving in a field dominated by men.
The young lady, who is an excellent mechanic, repairs cars in and decided to stand apart by breaking the barrier for other women in the field usually dominated by men.
Briefly.co.za came across Murphy’s remarkable story after she inspired young Nollywood actor Seun Ajayi, who shared her story on social media.
Ajayi decided to share her story with the rest of the world after she impressed him with her excellent customer relationship skills.
The actor expressed that he realised how passionate she was about her job after meeting her at the service station where she works.
Women like Murphy are inspirational symbols for female teenagers and young adults who are still trying to find their way in the world.
It is still rare to see women in fields dominated by men such as engineering, construction and so on. However, with women like Murphy to lead the way the end to stereotyped working fields might be fast approaching.
Briefly.co.za previously wrote about Sara, who has always been a little bit of a tomboy and growing up she hated nothing more than when her mom forced her to wear dresses. She loved going out on the road with her dad, who was at the time was a truck mechanic specialising in fixing trucks next to the road.
Sara grew up in a little town of Kokstad in the extreme south of KwaZulu-Natal. The town is surrounded by farms and rural villages. The N2 main road between Durban and the Eastern Cape runs past the town which results in the town having a large number of mechanical repair companies.
Sara moved to Mozambique with her dad shortly after she finished school and during her stay there she started to work in a workshop which specialised in repairing truck gearboxes. She discovered that not only did she enjoy the work but she was good at it.
Sara said that her challenges started on the very first day when some the older employees at the workshop where she would spend the next five to 10 years of her life shunned her and said that a workshop was no place for a woman.
However she is now a huge success in her trade and no one belittles her any more.
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