As the president, I am responsible for the committee and society. I will be overseeing our involvement in various industry, volunteering and outreach projects to ensure all our activities and initiatives aligns with our goal of encouraging I will also, be representing the society on multiple platforms.
My goals for this year are:
To develop strong relationships with academic departments and industries
To offer more opportunities for members to improve their employability skills
Have collaborative events with other societies
Whenever I thought of a career, I knew I wanted to do something that benefits the economy, environment and people at the same time. and I believe that an engineer’s work has the power to change the economy and environment in any direction.
I also wanted to get into a field that challenges me frequently and encourages me to push my limits. After I finished high school, I knew that I loved maths and I wanted to do a course that involves maths and teaches me about the modern electronic devices, so I decided to study electronics and communication engineering. My family and teachers have always been a constant source of support and inspiration for me to pursue engineering. I wish to use my knowledge and skills to inspire the next generation of women to pursue engineering without any fears or preconceived notions.
What made you initially decide to join the Women in Engineering society?
When I started doing my course I realized that there was a huge gender imbalance not just in my branch of engineering but in other branches as well and I realised that our university was making efforts to address this imbalance. Our society is a part of those efforts. The goal of the society is to inspire young girls to pursue engineering and encourage students at university to become the best possible engineers they can be.
I really wanted to change the notion of engineering being a ‘male’ career choice as I strongly feel that every person, irrespective of their gender should make educated choices about their careers and I am determined to help people do that. These reasons made me join and stick with the society.