Oceaneering is devoted to creating a talented, diverse, and inclusive workforce. The Women in Technology series, presented in partnership with the Oceaneering Women’s Network, highlights the women contributing to our company’s technological advances. In this series, we discover what makes their jobs rewarding and what advice they have for the next generation of engineers.


Navneet Kaur Maan is an Engineering Assistant for Oceaneering’s Robotics Support Center based in Chandigarh, India. In her position, she finds it rewarding to connect with peers around the world.

“Being a part of the Robotics Support Center has been rewarding for me every day.  I am motivated and encouraged by my peers to put my skills into play. I have gained great opportunities to work on projects, which helped me not only to enhance my knowledge but to grow in the organization.”

At an early age, Navneet was fascinated with technology and credits her parents for their positive reinforcement.

“It was always my parents’ encouragement since childhood that helped me to join engineering,” she said.

As the eldest in her family, Navneet and her father bonded over their shared love of technology. Her father seized every opportunity to introduce her to innovative articles and films on new technological advancements.

“This fascinated me and led me to pursue engineering and finally opt for it as a career path.”

Because of her father’s unwavering belief in her abilities, Navneet pursued a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. However, she would not be satisfied with that achievement. Navneet would go on to earn a master’s degree in Information Technology.

At Oceaneering, Navneet stated that she found a support system in her co-workers, “I have always received help, assistance, and cooperation from my co-workers.”

“There has never been any instance where I’ve been made to feel different from male co-workers. Each one of us is given an equal amount of work and opportunities to grow. Oceaneering has provided great support whether in terms of hearing out my concerns or implementing my suggestions and ideas in real-time.”

When asked what’s the biggest challenge she has faced as a woman in engineering, she said she has yet to experience any.

“No matter how hard or tiring the task can be, I have never viewed that as an obstacle but as an opportunity that I strive to accomplish and overcome. I have always believed in taking small steps in the right direction day by day, which can lead to the biggest step in our lives.”

Navneet encourages women who wish to pursue engineering as a career path to do so if there is a definite passion and interest in it.

“[Engineering] is the career that they will be working on and living within their whole lives. It would certainly help them hone their skills and make them self-reliant, happy, and independent.”

Navneet says there are four pieces of advice that she wishes she had received before she began her career journey.

“Don’t get influenced by others’ opinions; listen to what your heart says and go for it. Speak your mind and never get suppressed or scared thinking about the future. Because in the end, all that matters is your ability to excel!”

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