Hi, I am Ioni, I am an MEng Chemical with Biological Engineering student at the University of Sheffield and our society’s president! My role is to lead and manage all society activity. I ensure that all aspects of the society run smoothly, our community grows and we stay focused on our goal, the promotion of gender inclusivity in the field of engineering.
The Women in Engineering society is a proud academic society. Hence, my role also entails being the link between the society and the Faculty of Engineering. This is a key responsibility due to the additional range of opportunities for networking and professional development this collaboration offers to our society’s members.
Maths and science have always been what fascinated me the most and then what I loved doing the most was solving problems. Isn’t this pretty much the definition of engineering? I realised this at the age of 13. Later on, I found out that chemical engineering is what suits me most because it combines maths, physics, chemistry and biology. In university I found out how broad this field of engineering is and it is truly remarkable in how many industries a chemical engineer can work.
‘Why the women in engineering society?’
In my school as a student interested in science and maths I have always found myself surrounded by male peers. Then I came to uni to pursue a career in a male dominated field. Girl power was missing from my life… This is why I immediately joined the WiE society, a group of united women engineers who understand and support each other. Apart from the network I’ve had the chance to built via the society, being able to directly and actively inspire the next generation of engineers feels so rewarding.
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