Taylah Gerecke knows working in a non-traditional female career is "hard".
But the apprentice electrician said "you have to push through if you love it."
Taylah and Alanah Osinga were speaking to female Wodonga Senior Secondary students on Thursday about their experiences in an apprenticeship and traineeship respectively.
"To be honest some days are hard," Taylor said.
"But you can't change how people feel about you.
"But you have to call inappropriate behaviour out, it isn't accepted in the industry."
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Taylah works for Takle Electrical and said she is surrounded by "a solid team".
"That makes it a lot easier and to be honest it just fell into place for me," she said.
Alanah is a business administration trainee with the X-ray Group and spoke about her change in life plans.
"I graduated from this school last year and I always wanted to go to uni, that was my only plan, but when I didn't get my ATAR score this just sort of happened," she said.
"I am really happy where I am.
"You can't put too much pressure on yourself."
The women spoke to students with help from ATEL.