Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
WomEng has dominated my realm over the last 10 years, however I have been part of another skills development start-up called JourneyMap which provides consulting services to industry around gender parity, which we have incorporated in WomHub which is a startup to house all my activities in gender parity. I founded a small sustainable fashion company called NaadiyaM which localised manufacting. Unfortunately, I misread the market, and the start-up didn't survive, but the lessons learn have.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
WomEng has a group of mentors beyond our board who we work with to advise us on growth. We are currently talking to UNESCO who we have had a small collaboration with in the past. We are working with UN Women to advance women in engineering and extractives in Africa and should finalise that partnership next year.