Author Karen Pedersen approached writing this e-book as if she were talking to a young friend who is interested in becoming an engineer, or already studying engineering. In these pages, she offers the focal points of her career, and the lessons she has learned during her journey. Many of these lessons discuss how Pedersen handled difficult situations. She recognizes that some would have handled them differently. At the same time, Pedersen’s wish is that some of the thorny situations she ran into would have long disappeared from today’s workplace; however, she unhappily acknowledges that they do still exist. “We are all humans. We can change laws, but we cannot change how people think.” As you read Pedersen’s story, she hopes that you will take what helps you–and leave the other lessons for the next person who will read this book.