Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM

Naadiya Moosajee-Civil Engineer, Entrepreneur, Global Women Engineering Advocate

July 11, 2020 Episode 14
Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM
Naadiya Moosajee-Civil Engineer, Entrepreneur, Global Women Engineering Advocate
Show Notes

Naadiya is a major global advocate for women in engineering. She is a civil engineer and a serial entrepreneur. She co-founded WomEng, an organization to promote women and girls going into engineering, and WomHub, an organization to support women entrepreneurs in STEM (science, technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing) in Africa. She is on boards of Unicef, B20, World Economic Forum, among others. She is a strong voice and advocate for women engineers globally.

Episode Notes
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
-are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by 2030. Adopted by 193 countries in 2015, the SDGs emerged from the most inclusive and comprehensive negotiations in UN history and have inspired people from across sectors, geographies, and cultures.

UNESCO-UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.

The Wing-Founded in 2016, The Wing is a growing community of women across the country and globe, gathering together to work, connect, and thrive.

B20-Saudi Arabia will be hosting the fifteenth G20 Summit in Riyadh on 21-22 November 2020. It has decided to focus on the Business 20 (B20), making this one of the key engagement groups. The B20 group is assembled annually and consists of leading businesses from the G20 and other invited countries.

Unicef-UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

Geotechnical Engineer-an engineering discipline that deals with soil and rock behaviour in an engineering perspective. It also involves assessing slope stability and the risk of landslides, rock fall and avalanches.

World Economic Forum-The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

What did Justin Trudeau teach before becoming a politician?-Trudeau worked as a social studies and French teacher.

WomEng - WomEng is an authentic values-driven organisation for women in engineering by predominantly women engineers who have developed programmes to address the issues facing women in the engineering sector from school level through industry. (www.womeng.org)

WomHub - WomHub is a boutique Imagineering Lab, Consultancy & Co-working Hub supporting female-led innovation and building diverse teams through our technology, consulting & advisory services. (www.womhub.com)

Africa Prize for Engineering and Innovation-The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, is Africa’s biggest prize dedicated to engineering innovation. It awards crucial commercialisation support to ambitious African innovators developing scalable engineering solutions to local challenges, demonstrating the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

Royal Academy of Engineering-Brings together the most successful and talented engineers from across the profession to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of society.

Aspen Institute-drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.

What degrees do Fortune 500 company CEOs have degrees in? Nearly 45 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs have majored in engineering and business administration.

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