Amgen’s Jill Christian discusses her own career in STEM and the changes she has seen when it comes to gender diversity.

Having worked in the STEM sector for many years, Jill Christian, supply chain director for Amgen in Ireland, said one of the biggest career challenges she faced was finding her voice as a woman in a very male-dominated industry.

“When I graduated, thinking back, there were very few females in leadership in those large companies,” she said. “Whereas now, I’m proud to say I’m part of a senior leadership team where of course 45pc of the members are female.”

In order to support women in the industry, Christian would like to see more women speaking about their experiences.

“And then there needs to be mentorship and sponsorship of females to help them progress.”


Words by Jenny Darmody