Project Engineer, TC Energy
Keep being committed to your goals.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Specialized in Crude Oil Terminals, Facilities Project Development and Implementation.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I chose this field because I was good with Chemistry and Mathematics. My family is filled with Lawyers and I thought getting into Science would be out of the norm. I am originally from the Southern part of Nigeria where one of the major resources is Oil so I was just attracted to Chemical Engineering and later on getting a Masters in Oil & Gas Engineering from Robert Gordon University.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I did not ever think I could school and work comfortably in different Countries with people from various cultural and educational backgrounds. I never thought I could start up a platform where others could be inspired by my professional achievements and even encourage fellow females in STEM to participate in support upcoming girls/ladies, but I did and I am still putting in work to my social-professional platform, CAFEW - Connecting All Female Engineers Worldwide. I recently achieved my Executive MBA in Global Leadership which has given me the knowledge, tools, resources, confidence, and collaborative mindset to keep being a good mentor to others.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I love working in STEM because it gives me joy to add value to building facilities that will enhance the quality and safety of our lives in a sustainable way. I look forward to where we can trust and respect the importance of gender balance in STEM in our society with a focus on purposeful interaction to acknowledge achievements no matter how little it may appear.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
My best advice is to have a vision, plan strategically, be flexible with your plan, develop a risk mitigation plan if all does not go well in order to easily re-adjust, stay focused, be consistent in working hard, keep being committed to your goals, and most importantly, pray always to find the opportunities in the midst of challenges you face.
INSPO / FUN FACT
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett