“I don’t think there are tasks for men and women, there are more or less heavy jobs, both physically and mentally, it’s all work”

“I don’t think there are tasks for men and women, there are more or less heavy jobs, both physically and mentally, it’s all work”

Stefania is from Piacenza in Italy and she lives and works in Italy. In the preschool age she spent the time filling the cracks between the bricks of the balcony with foil, after graduation, so She followed regional restoration courses for frescoes and stone material e successively for tables and canvases. Now she works in the building sector.

QUESTION.- Why did you choose to train in a profession instead of another type of studies?

ANSWER.- I did regional restoration courses (3 years) for frescoes and stone material e successively for tables and canvases, I love manual work and it intrigues me to face the challenges that every one my work proposes, both for restoration frescos and for painting of problematic surfaces working dreams have gone from the scenography, to the realization of murals, to the restoration.

Q.- Have you be trained in any else training course?

A.- Yes I follow some specializating training course also in Scuola Edile di Piacenza for safety.

Q.- How was the first day you worked in a building site?

A.- When I have started working on site the biggest change happened in my character, before I was quite shy; construction sites and the relationship with people have led me to be an animal more social.

Q.- How is the relationship with your colleagues?

A.- The challenges with the jobs have sometimes been also having to prove to colleagues to be able to do these jobs. On construction sites, I believe that respect for others and comparison are the bases for one healthy and peaceful coexistence.

Q.- How did you imagine the construction sector with much more women?

A.- I think that all women and men compete for all operations; for have a global vision of the works and to be able to manage at any time, I don’t think so there are tasks for men and women, there are more or less heavy jobs, both physically and mentally, but it’s all work. The difference lies in the approach. Perhaps women are in restoration in majority, as a painter it is more difficult to find women and there may still be some of prejudices

Q.- What would you say to a young girl who is considering joining the construction sector?

A.- I would say: “We make the difference every day with in our behaviors and our choices”.

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