ZAINAB ADIGUN - Episode 031

Zainab Adigun Podcast
Zainab Adigun - Engineering Success
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ZAINAB ADIGUN IS A SENIOR STRUCTRUAL ENGINEER AND AFBE-UK SCHOOL TEAM LEAD.

Zainab studied BEng in Civil Engineering at Brunel University then a MSc Structural Engineering on a Women in Engineering full scholarship.

 

Zainab designs new buildings and small refurbishments projects across all sectors. As social value champion and EDI team member for her organisation, she helps to define strategy and deliver on social value commitments.

Zainab volunteers as a board member for the Association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE) where she is the team leader for the Making Engineering Hot which works with young people from black and other ethnic minority groups to expose them to careers in engineering.

Recently Zainab was listed as one of 100 Finalists for the Top Women in Engineering 2022 Awards as recognition of her contribution in encouraging females to consider a career in engineering. She has also been shortlisted for the CN and NCE Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.

ZAINAB's show notes.

02.25 How Zay first became interested in engineering.

03.40 What route Zay took into the engineering industry.

12.25 Being a board member for AFBE-UK Zay explains how we can enthuse the next generation of talent into the engineering industry.

15.20 What Zay's #1 piece of advice is for anyone thinking about a career in engineering.

16.35 Zay discusses how engineering can better promote itself.

17.38 What myths Zay would like to dispel about engineering.

18.35 Zay talks about the different careers in engineering and how we can best communicate these opportunities.

20.30 Zay talks about what she enjoys most about her career.

22.10 Zay is listed as as one of the 100 Finalists for the Top Women in Engineering 2022 Awards, so does she think this help her engage with a younger audience.

23.12 Zay discusses mentors.

24.40 How does Zay keep motivated.

26.30 Who has been Zay's biggest inspiration.

 

27.33 How Zay continually develops herself.

 

29.24 What the future holds for Zay. 

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