Focus on Females

S2, E21: Focus on Female Engineers with Melissa Ahmed

todayNovember 27, 2023


S2, E21: Focus on Female Engineers with Melissa Ahmed

“I never really saw engineering as the career for me and it wasn’t really pushed. When I was studying subjects like art, science, maths, those subjects were always my passion from school all the way up to college. But I was always looking at different career pathways like medicine, going into maths, or even going into marketing and media. And it wasn’t until I did lots of different work experience placements, that I realized that engineering really was the career for me.”

This intriguing quote above is from this episode’s guest, Melissa Ahmed, who is talking to Emma Nicholson as part of the series Focus on Female Engineers. Melissa Ahmed is the Managing Director at Techwuman Ltd.

Melissa is a truly inspirational woman and we are delighted to have her as part of this hugely successful series.

Listen to Melissa Ahmed in this inspirational episode

Melissa Ahmed Constructive Voices

“Our company’s mission is to empower women in engineering to improve gender parity in the industry. So having such a passionate engineer and myself looking around and understanding that there are a lack of females in the engineering industry, but also other STEM based careers as well.

This is a way to be able to promote STEM, but also to work on the engineering projects and continue to continue the career I love”

About Melissa Ahmed

Melissa is a design engineer, entrepreneur and ambassador. She is passionate about being a role model, not just for engineers, but for young entrepreneurs, females from ethnic minorities and the next generation; showing that engineering can be a viable career choice for all.

At the age of 27, Melissa has achieved Chartered engineer status (IMechE), is a certified SolidWorks professional member, a SolidWorks Champion programme, a STEM & female role model, an advocate for women in engineering and is a successful entrepreneur, running her own engineering consultancy, Techwuman Ltd.

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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