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 and 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 quote / fun fact / role model
“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
― Roy T. Bennett