Job title: Trading Analyst
Office location: Amsterdam
With STX: 1 year
1. Can you tell me a bit about your current role and what you enjoy most about it?
I am a Trading Analyst in the Renewable Gas team at STX. What I really love about my job is that I have the opportunity to influence the commercial team’s decisions and optimize our strategy in the short, mid, and longer term. Just by using my knowledge of the market and constantly tracking its trends. One of the main outcomes of our analysis activities is that we are able to build a view on future development of our product, factoring in regulation, fundamentals, and prices, and this is key for the success of our desk’s strategy.
3. How would you describe the STX company culture in three words, and how much impact does this have on your job?
I would describe STX culture as stimulating, striving for growth and supporting people’s talent. These values have a huge impact on my daily work, because I feel encouraged to do my best and to be creative in looking for new opportunities.
5. And finally, as a young woman working in a male-dominated industry, what advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
Working as a woman in a male-dominated industry can sometimes seem overwhelming and discouraging. However, I would suggest to any woman approaching this pathway to really turn any challenge you might encounter into an opportunity for growth. Our apparent differences bring a valuable voice that adds richness and diversity to an all-too- often homogeneous conversation. There’s also a lot to learn from our male colleagues that can help us improve our skills and build our self-confidence. During the past year at STX, I have had the opportunity to share my experience and lead by example on different occasions, such as during our “Women’s Career Day in Finance” event, when I shared my story with 15 young women. They were all working on their Master’s degrees and aiming for careers in the financial sector. I really find it beneficial to attend such events, at which I can learn from other people’s points of view and at the same time raise awareness of the many positive outcomes of diversity in the workplace.