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IWD2021 Anthea Walker

Anthea Walker – Customer Service Representative, Kirby Wingfield

How long have you been with Kirby and what do you love most about your role?

I started with F.C. Lovelock back in 1978, and have been through several changes in ownership. When I started we were a completely manual organization to an organization that is now Internet based. The refrigeration and air-conditioning industry has also gone through transitions with changes in refrigerant. I have had the opportunity to have roles in many different facets of the business which has enabled me to have a good grounding of how the business operates. I enjoy the daily interaction with customers and the opportunity to learn and develop.

What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

International Women’s Day means recognizing the contribution of women in business and that we have something valuable to contribute.

How can this year's theme of "Choose to Challenge" be applied to our daily lives?

“Choose to Challenge” is a great theme, as we should always be looking at ways to challenge ourselves in both our work lives and private lives. This is the way we grow as a person and enrich our lives and those around us.

Why should other women join the HVACR industry?

The HVACR industry has been a predominantly a male dominated industry, but the women that have been coming through as technicians have enhanced the industry and with more women taking on the challenge can only improve the experience. The industry offers many opportunities.