KEMI AKINOLA - Episode 040
KEMI AKINOLA IS A PRINCIPAL PROCESS ENGINEER IN THE WATER INDUSTRY.
Kemi has BSc and MSc degrees from Imperial College London and over nine years' experience in the UK Water Industry.
Through her career to date, she has contributed, inter alia, to the design; and enhanced operation, of several water and wastewater treatment works, by providing process engineering expertise for major capital projects and day-to-day site operation.
Kemi is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and a winner of several awards including the CIWEM ‘Annual Conference Young Ambassador 2016’ award and Northern Power Women 'Future List 2018' award.
She is passionate about enhancing people's lives and is currently involved in several International Development initiatives, such as RAEng Frontiers for Development. She also enjoys volunteering with charities such as Compassion UK. As a female Engineer, Kemi actively supports and encourages young and upcoming Engineers. She is also a Sustainability Enthusiast and an Inspirational Blogger.
Furthermore, Kemi is the author of the book, Getting Chartered: The First or Next Time, which provides helpful pointers from her chartership journey, for aspiring Chartered Professionals.
In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, listening to music, reading and travelling.
KEMI's show notes.
02.50 How Kemi first became interested in engineering.
04.25 What route Kemi took into the engineering industry.
05.20 What Kemi's #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in engineering.
06.15 Kemi discusses how we can enthuse the next generation.
08.45 Kemi discusses her role as a Principal Process Engineer.
11.35 Kemi discusses her book - Getting Chartered: The First and Next Time.
15.20 Kemi discusses the biggest challenges ahead of engineering.
17.42 How does Kemi keep motivated.
19.52 Who has been Kemi's biggest inspiration.
21.40 What myths Kemi would like to dispel about engineering.
23.16 What Kemi loves about engineering.
25.14 How does Kemi develop herself.
28.48 Kemi discusses mentors.
30.42 What the future holds for Kemi.
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