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DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN Science & Technology

Cecilia Barrett

Cecilia Barrett

Cecilia Barrett is an IPTV Head End Engineer at Flow where she has been employed since 2013. Barrett is one of a very small number of female technical engineers and has led several projects that helped bring efficiency and sophistication to FLOW

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Cecilia Barrett

Some women simply can't fill other women's shoes. Cinderella's glass slipper was tailored specifically for her feet, and so too Cecilia Barrett's. The local technology wizard leaves her powerful footprints with every step she makes.

Driven by information technology, Barrett enjoys every aspect of the high-tech field from engineering to the hardware.

She humbly basks in a well respected grandeur as one of the few female technical engineers in Jamaica. Her highly prized wits distinguish her from many, and in a male-dominated world, Barrett is unmatched and unshaken by her male compatriots' vigour.

"My zeal to excel and ambition to persevere also separate me from other women," Barrett explained. A graduate of the University of Technology, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing. A major in Information Technology and a minor in Networking, set the tone for her success. Today, Barrett is an IPTV Head End Engineer at FLOW, where she has been employed since 2013.

She has spearheaded several projects that boosted efficiency and sophistication in FLOW's TV service and customer experience, and played an integral role in video engineering, and in the organisation's Video over Copper project in remote areas of Jamaica.

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Daynia Pinnock

Daynia Pinnock

Daynia Pinnock specialises in nuclear chemistry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science double major in Chemistry and Management Studies, with Second Class Honours, and is now a chemist at the Molecular Imaging Institute of Jamaica.

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Daynia Pinnock

While the world is changing, there are still many people who think about a man in a lab quote when they hear the word scientist. But radiation chemist Daynia Pinnock hopes to change that.

Though the concept of a scientist being a man is something that should be done with in the 21st century, it is not. However, people are not all to blame for this stereotype because, truthfully, women are sometimes intimidated by the field. Pinnock noted that science and technology is becoming the leading wave as it pertains to careers. She encourages women to explore the many different fields that they can be a part of just by studying the sciences.

"Embrace the challenge because it really is not easy. All of us are curious or creative, and I would tell them to channel their curiosity and creativity into something groundbreaking - into science and technology because it is the way to the future," she said.

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