Emma Watson Tells Young Fan To 'Be An Engineer' Even Though Her Dad Doesn't Want Her To


Just when you thought Emma Watson couldn’t possibly be more inspiring, she goes and inspires some more.

While at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, Watson took to Twitter to answer some questions about the HeForShe campaign’s Impact 10x10x10 initiative, which aims to involve governments, corporations and universities in taking action towards gender equality.

Along with discussing the campaign, she offered advice to someone whose issue hit particularly close to home. The young fan said she wants to become an engineer one day, but tweeted that her father told her it’s a male profession. She asked Watson how to change that — and the actress’ response was on-point.

@lordvoldemot @HeforShe Become an engineer.

— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 23, 2015

Female engineers then began responding to Watson’s words of encouragement.

@EmWatson @lordvoldemot @HeforShe I’m an engineer! It’s hard work but we’re changing the industry together!

— Vicky Ferguson (@VickFerg) January 28, 2015

@EmWatson @lordvoldemot @HeforShe I’m an engineer designing spacecraft for Mars. My dad worked for NASA. You can do it!

— Marguerite (@chicspace) January 28, 2015

As a female aerospace engineer……I love this. Thank you to @EmWatson: @lordvoldemot @HeforShe “Become an engineer.”

— Jill Meyers (@jillrandimeyers) January 28, 2015

@EmWatson @JulieBorowski @lordvoldemot @HeforShe 30 years ago I was told to become a secretary. I became a global engineering manager

— Kim Visintine (@Visintinek) January 28, 2015

And that’s why she’s our heroine.
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