Focus on Females

S2, E15: Focus on Female Engineers with Océane Mbaguta

todaySeptember 17, 2023

Background

S2, E15: Focus on Female Engineers with Océane Mbaguta

Constructive Voices, has been inspired by a former guest to create something new and exciting. Thanks to Emma Nicholson, we are collaborating to bring you a number of episodes that Focus on Females in the built environment. So far these have been extremely well received.

In the third Focus on Females episode features , Emma Nicholson speaks to Océane Mbaguta, a recent Environmental Engineering graduate. Océane’s interview will be a great inspiration to younger women but for sure, her immense passion and motivation will trigger something in all listeners.

Below you can listen to a 1.40 minute taster for the full episode which is available from Tuesday 19th September

Listen to the full episode below - 29 minutes duration

What we talk about

In this interview, Océane shares her motivation to study engineering, the challenges she has encountered and her future aspirations as a young female engineer in the sustainability and built environment sectors.

In the area of diversity and inclusion she’s hoping to see BAME and people with disability have more opportunities in the engineering sector. She ends with an inspiring quote for young females –

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”~Marie Curie.

About Océane Mbaguta

Océane Mbaguta is a recent Environmental Engineer Graduate. She graduated from The University of Nottingham with a Masters Degree (MEng) in environmental engineering including an industrial year.

Océane Mbaguta

She has also received the Nottingham Advantage Award, recognition given to students who have achieved extra-curricular modules. She completed her placement year with an international energy company, where she worked as an Environmental Consultant. She’s excited to soon start her graduate scheme with a multinational infrastructure consulting firm.

Océane’s passion to study engineering, came from her desire to develop solutions to tackle climate change. She aspires to become an environmental manager.

Océane is a committee member of the WES EDI Special Interest Group. Outside of WES, she is a graduate member of ICheme and IEMA.

She’s also a STEM ambassador and she enjoys volunteering. She held several positions at University such as Vice-President of The Sustainability Society and Treasurer for Women’s Engineering Society.

Océane enjoys working in teams and has experience in project management, team work, organization and planning.

About Emma Nicholson

Emma is an award-winning Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Environmentalist and has been a previous Board Trustee with the Women’s Engineering Society.

Emma Nicholson Constructive Voices

She is a Principal Sustainability Project Manager with a multi-disciplinary national UK consultancy with 25 years built environment industry experience.

She is also Chair of the EDI Specialist Interest Group for the Women’s Engineering Society and is an EDI Advisory Group member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Emma founded the international LinkedIn Group, Women in Sustainable Construction and Property and has been Chair of the UNA-UK Harrogate Group since 2022.

Written by: Jackie De Burca

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