Gordana Pejic felt like she faced an invisible wall after she came to Canada from Serbia in 1999 and began looking for an engineering job. The new immigrant had valuable skills, but didn’t know how to get a toe hold in the workforce.

Today, more than a decade after arriving in Vancouver, she has a job she loves as an embedded software engineer on the research and development team at Océ Display Graphics Systems Inc., a Canon Inc. company that makes large-format digital printers. A mentor helped her reach her goals and now she is guiding other female newcomers to scale the “the wall of not knowing, of not having Canadian experience.”

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Source: The Globe and Mail