FLORIANE FIDEGNON-EDOH - Episode 035
FLORIANE FIDEGNON-EDOH IS A CONSULTANT AT BMNT.
Floriane is currently working on the Royal Navy contract, helping them to correctly identify and translate operational problem areas. She has a background in manufacturing engineering and public policy, having worked in a manufacturing production environment, a public policy think tank and the charities sector.
Prior to joining BMNT, Floriane was a department head in a public policy think tank, as the head of the Industry, Technology and Innovation team. She has extensive experience working with civil servants, parliamentarians, private and public sector stakeholders across manufacturing, data analytics and innovation policy translating and publishing challenges into actionable recommendations for government. As a manufacturing engineer for a major pharmaceutical company, she contributed to a number of lean and innovation-led programmes that were adopted to improve production performance.
Floriane is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) design and manufacturing policy panel and an IEEE TechEthics ambassador, advising professional institutes on their engagement with industry and academia in emerging markets.
Floriane is passionate about diversity, inclusion, equity and youth engagement in STEM. She founded and led the Warwick Women’s Engineering Society, is a Royal Academy of Engineering Leaders Scholar, and regular science communicator. She is a charity trustee for Stemette Futures as well as the Chairperson of the Stemette Futures Youth board. She holds a first class BEng in Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick.
FLORIANE's show notes.
03.06 How Floriane first became interested in engineering.
05.08 What route Floriane took into the engineering industry.
6.48 Floriane discussing her journey to her position today.
12.00 How Floriane thinks we can enthuse the next generation into STEM.
15.56 What Florianes #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in engineering.
18.40 Floriane explains her role as Chair of Stemette Future Youth Board.
22.00 Floriane discusses the myths she'd like to dispel about engineering.
23.48 How can engineering better promote itself.
26.32 Floriane discusses the biggest challenges ahead of engineering.
27.58 Has Floriane had any mentors.
29.58 How does Floriane keep motivated.
31.00 Who has been Florianes biggest inspiration.
32.25 Why Floriane feels there is a skills shortage in engineering.
36.10 How does Floriane continually develop herself.
38.20 What does the future hold for Floriane.
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