At Trane Technologies, we are passionate, pioneering people connected by a bold purpose. Our employees uplift others, and build a culture that is diverse, inclusive, respectful, and driven to provide opportunity for all.
Ana Llanos didn’t set out to be an engineer. “I wanted to be a doctor,” she admits. “I’m not sure why; it’s just that I always wanted to be hands on, and I love talking to people.” But in high school, she discovered physics — and the value of mentorship. “I had a teacher who was a mechanical engineer, and she pushed me,” explains Ana. “I loved it.”
That initial passion for physics led to an internship and career with Trane Technologies, where Ana now works full time as a product development engineer in Charlotte, NC.
Still hands on and people-oriented, Ana makes an impact well beyond her technical expertise, bringing her full self to her work, her teams, and her community.
“I feel empowered,” Ana explains, “not just as an engineer, but as a female in engineering. I feel empowered to be who I am in terms of my ethnicity and my culture. I don’t have to repress or hide parts of myself at work. And I like that. I like that a lot.”
Inclusive workplace culture matters, Ana adds, because “essentially, it means I can work without worrying about whether I belong, while also getting the affirmation from the broader enterprise that ‘Hey, we see you, we hear you, and we acknowledge you.’”