2019 WISE One to Watch Award Winner

Eniola Fujamade

Technical Process Engineer at KBR

What three words sum up your STEM journey so far?

Challenging, Transformational, Fruitful

Who/what inspired you to join the STEM sector?

My secondary school and my parents

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

Build a network of both formal and informal mentors, seek opportunities to learn and share knowledge.

What advice would you give to women who are #1ofTheMillion working in STEM today?

Everyone is significant in this momentous milestone of over a million women working in core STEM, continue to be the representation that other women need to aspire for STEM careers!

What advice would you give to women and girls to encourage them to join the STEM sector?

There is room for you, you are capable, you matter, and you can be part of a positive change and development to the world around you!

Given the unique challenges we face due to COVID-19, how can we keep gender balance and diversity on the agenda?

We have been part of a huge technological shift towards more efficient virtual communication and collaboration. Keeping diversity on the agenda will require intention and planning but people are more engaged online, so it is up to us to continue to provide opportunities and resources for this wider reach.

What can organisations do to increase/inspire more women into STEM?

Organizations have the responsibility to mandate their processes to drive inclusion, provide opportunities for women in leadership and development and offer transparency about their progress and metrics. It is also important that they recognize and showcase female talent.

What do you envision for the STEM sector over the next 20 years?

In 20 years, the STEM industry will have expanded into new areas and the more space created, the more equity and balance we can achieve. I envision the objectives set out by institutions such as WISE will be met and become obsolete.

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