dr NIKE FOLAYAN MBE - Episode 025
DR NIKE FOLAYAN MBE IS A CHARTERED ENGINEER AND THE CO-FOUNDER OF AFBE-UK.
Nike is a Chartered Engineer and gained a PhD in Electronics Engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Nike is a Technical Director at leading Engineering and Consultancy firm WSP, but is more widely known as the co-founder of AFBE-UK (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers). AFBE-UK was founded by Nike and her brother Dr Ollie Folayan in 2007, and through it there has been tremendous growth in the inclusion of Black and Minority Ethnic people in Engineering.
Nike is one of the leading voices and advocates for more representation of BME engineers in industry and works relentlessly through AFBE-UK to support under-represented individuals. AFBE-UK has now actively supported over 20,000 individuals seeking work in engineering and engineering related subjects whilst also engaging a mix of communities across the UK ranging from companies to engineering institutions and schools, to develop and showcase the engineering talent available within the BME community thereby contributing to the wider engineering talent pool.
Nike was awarded an MBE for her contribution to Diversity and Engineering.
NIKE's show notes.
2.24 How Nike first became involved in engineering.
4.05 What route Nike took into engineering.
5.10 What Nike's #1 piece of advice for someone entering engineering.
6.05 How do we enthuse the next generation.
7.00 Does engineering need to promote itself better.
11.06 Nike talks about the challenges engineering faces.
13.20 The importance of mentors.
15.56 How Nike keeps motivated.
18.30 Who has been Nike's biggest inspiration.
19.35 Nike discusses AFBE-UK, how it started and what activities they get involved with and how they support the community.
24.00 AFBELive 2022 and the importance of attending.
28.30 What the future holds for Nike.
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