Celebrating Women in Science at Jebsen & Jessen Group
As we commemorate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we proudly spotlight three talented women who have not only excelled in their respective fields but also inspire and encourage more women and girls to envision themselves as leaders in STEM fields. Meet Ratana Vongmukdaporn and Mok Kar Wei from Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients, and Lim Pei Ching from JJ-LURGI. Let’s delve into their journey in science, especially at Jebsen & Jessen Group!
Ratana: Merging Passion with Expertise
Let's begin with Ratana, the Regional Business Line Head of the Food Department and Pharma-Personal Care Department at Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients in Thailand. With a background in Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration degree, Ratana brings a unique blend of scientific knowledge and business acumen to her role.
Ratana expresses her deep-rooted connection to science and how it integrates into various aspects of her life. "Science has always fascinated me, providing answers to all puzzles. More importantly, I earn my living from my science roots," she shares. Ratana's perspective on the role of women in science is clear: "The science world would not be complete without women working in it. I believe that women in science can play crucial roles that only women can fulfill."
Mok Kar Wei: Adding Flavour to Science
Next is Mok, Food Department Manager at Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients in Malaysia, brings her passion for food technology to the forefront:
"I am always curious about the science behind food – how flavours interact, how preservation methods have evolved, and how technology can enhance both the nutritional value and the overall eating experience."
Her journey in sales allows her to contribute significantly to the quality of ingredients, influencing the taste, texture, and appearance of various products.
Mok's inspiring advice to young women in science is straightforward. Her powerful message encourages women to dream big and explore curiosity, challenging stereotypes and fostering inclusivity in the scientific community.
"Believe in your abilities and know that you have the potential to make significant contributions to the world of science."
Lim Pei Ching: Excelling in Chemical Engineering
Completing this triumphant trio is Lim Pei Ching, the Department Manager of Technology and Solutions from JJ-LURGI in Malaysia. Starting off as an Assistant Process Engineer in 1996, Pei Ching is now a Department Manager, where she oversees the development of the company’s process technology, providing engineering solutions in project execution and proposal preparation. Her journey was inspired by a passion for mathematics and chemistry, coupled with the encouragement of her father, a strong advocate for science. Highlighting the importance of diversity in science, she notes:
"Everyone has their own point of view, and the more diverse the group, the better solutions can be made." She advocates for recognising women's work in the science field to promote inclusivity, echoing the sentiment captured by Michelle Obama's words: "Am I good enough? Yes, I am."
She believes that women in science have the ability to provide solutions for a better future.
A Resounding Message for the World
On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we stand proud of these remarkable women, and we invite you to join us in celebrating them, our colleagues in science, and countless others worldwide. Together, let’s recognise and appreciate the contributions of women in science, ensuring that the narrative of science leadership includes everyone.