Text: Annukka Nieminen Photo: Patria

I moved to a new apartment in Hämeenlinna in 2006. My neighbor, well over a 90 year old lady, was asking where I worked. I told her that I worked at Patria, but it didn't tell her anything. I then  figured out that I need to try something else, so I told her that I work at the Vanaja's Auto Factory (that Patria's business in Hämeenlinna used to be called until 1968), and it immediately clarified the situation for the neighbor. My neighbor wondered  how a woman can be working in such a place and especially as an engineer.