A lot of people told 22-year-old Ghada Krayem that she couldn’t be a solar energy technician, but one voice in particular stood out. ‘It was during training and a male colleague was trying to shut me down, saying that as a woman you cannot succeed in this profession, your place is at home.’
Ghada ignored him and other naysayers and continued focusing on the job at hand –installing a solar photovoltaic system on a rooftop in the Gaza Strip. She was determined to prove these sceptics wrong and inspire other women to do the same. ‘I’m trying to break down barriers so more women can work in this field,’ she says.