Recent events have once again revealed some of the outdated and sexist views about women and their role in the built environment and design sector. During Women’s Month, the YOUNG URBANISTS community and Future Cape Town invite the Co-Founder of WomHub, Naadiya Moosajee to present a lecture at Zeitz MOCAA. Moosajee will reflect on her tireless work tackling gender parity and developing women leaders in the engineering sector.
The event will be moderated by Mayra Hartmann.
This event is free but RSVP is required, as seats are limited.
About Naadiya Moosajee:
Naadiya Moosajee is a serial social entrepreneur by passion, a civil engineer by training, and is Co-Founder at WomHub, an innovative company creating gender parity through education and technology. She is the co-founder of WomEng, a social enterprise, which she has grown across multiple countries. WomEng tackles gender parity all along the engineering skills pipeline from empowering 1 million girls in STEM to developing women leaders and entrepreneurs in engineering and recognized as the top TVET program in Africa by the African Union.
Naadiya holds a BSc Civil Engineering and MSc Engineering degrees. She serves as a Board Director at Pegasys, a niche management consultancy, owns a restaurant and is an emeritus boarddirector for the International Youth Foundation working on youth leadership, employment and entrepreneurship globally. Naadiya has a variety of experiences from technical engineering, leadership development, management consulting, innovative education curriculum development, executive women leadership development and entrepreneurship. Naadiya is a Global Future Council Member with the World Economic Forum covering Gender, Education and the Future of Work, is a Global Shaper and curator of the Cape Town Hub, a renowned speaker, and in 2014 was named as one of the “Top 20 Young Power Women in Africa” by Forbes Magazine. Most recently she was awarded a special honour at the BRICS Summit by the Government of China for her work in girl’s education in STEM in Africa.
She is a current global finalist for the Unilever Ashoka Global Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is passionate about developing STEM, fostering growth, gender parity, leadership & prosperity in emerging economies, developing & mentoring the next generation of leaders and engineering better societies.