Schneider Electric's Yasemin Borg achieves her dream of a customer facing role and being part of strategic decision making


We interview Schneider Electric Prescription Manager, Yasemin

We interview Schneider Electric Prescription Manager, Yasemin

 June 09, 2020

For International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) we're profiling some talented women whose careers are thriving at Schneider Electric

Meet Yasemin Borg, a Prescription Manager, and learn about her career in Schneider Electric's Home and Distribution marketing team.


What is it like to work in Schneider Electric? 

I work as a Prescription Manager in Home and Distribution marketing team, working on creating awareness around our offers and technical standards and regulations in the project space.

When and why did you decide to become an engineer?

I have always wanted to be an engineer, because I had a major interest in technologies, algorithms and project management. I have found the opportunity to practice these in engineering.

Why Schneider Electric?

Schneider Electric is a global leader in energy management, having a prominent role in new the energy landscape and a big contribution to eliminate the challenges around energy savings through supervisory systems and technology. Being a part of it is very fulfilling and engaging.

How has Schneider Electric supported your career?

I joined the family back in 2013 in a different country (Turkey). I had my experience in manufacturing environment mainly focusing on quality and production management. I was given the opportunity to leverage my career in marketing when I first joined Schneider Electric, supporting my ambition to be in a more customer facing role and being a part of strategic decision making.

What has been your career path up to today?

In marketing I had responsibilities such as offer and channel marketing management with different products and targeting different customer types. I have now moved to the specification and standardisation space, allowing me to experience the market from a different perspective with long term targets, hopefully with a rewarding result: "reaping what we sow".

How has the flexibility across Schneider enabled you to explore a range of career choices?

I had a chance to continue my career in a different country, here in the UK, a country I had never lived. I am in a different business unit, in a different role and in a different environment but still feeling at home seeing the systematic advantage of working in a global cross functional corporation.

What has been your most rewarding experience as an engineer?

Most rewarding experience is always having the chance to build upon what I've learnt, enhancing my knowledge at every angle where I would like to grow. I use the advantage of having a pragmatic approach I gained through my engineering practice.

What has been your most challenging experience as an engineer?

Having to "prove yourself" to gain credibility.

What advice do you have for women interested in engineering?

Always research the area you are interested in before diving deeper to become an expert, seek as many advice and feedback as you can. Come and join us in this exciting world, always evolving and challenging you to be a better version of yourself.

Who has been your greatest support across Schneider Electric and why?

There were several managers who helped shaping my career and supported my journey. I am having continuous and regular sessions for coaching and mentoring within and outside the organization.


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