- Green Tech
Areas of Expertise
- Electrical Engineering
- Energy Resource Engineering
- Renewable Energy
- Power Systems Infrastructure
- Smart Grids
- Solar Energy
What will be your most valuable contribution to your TechWomen mentorship?
The nexus between technology and humanity is the power of attaining sustainability. My work in engineering projects for communities provides me with a wide perspective of the reach and breadth in which social impact can be felt. This would be my most valuable contribution to the mentorship engagement. To demystify roles in supporting individuals and companies, to embrace human-centered well-being as part of their day-to-day culture.
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Designing smart grids and interconnected resilient power systems.
- How to develop a growth mindset in building effective teams.
- Understanding policy formulation on financing models for the power infrastructure.
- Have exposure to the company culture
- Focus on leadership skills building
- Focus on technical skills building
- Identify a short-term project I can work on at the partnering company
Ideal Company Type
I am passionate about STEM education for community development. I am keen on growing my knowledge and skills in the areas of smart grids and grid interconnectivity. This would go a long way in building into my future prospects of policy formulation, and development of smart grid networks. Secondly, I am interested in a company that has a focus on building a robust and reliable electricity network. This will help me to better understand aspects of reliability, efficiency and sustainability.
What are three adjectives that best describe you in the work place?
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
Collaboration with my professional mentor will help me set clear career goals, identifying resources and insights for my industry. They can help me make connections for my professional network through specific advice, expertise, networking meetings and role modeling. The mentor can provide me with knowledge on emerging technologies and access to new tools and resources.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
The TechWomen program will further empower me to build my skills in leadership, community engagement, mentorship and passion for energy access projects. My desire is to learn more about how renewable energy technologies can be interconnected with other traditional energy sources as in a smart grid network. This will help me to better understand the concepts of building my social enterprise, AshGold Africa Initiative, to empower more women and girls in rural communities in Kenya to embrace STEM education. I will implement more community-driven, tech programs in schools and community centers.
Years of Full-time Work Experience8
Primary Professional Focus
- Design or CAD
- Energy, renewable technology or green technology
- Overseeing the delivery of technology products
Current/Most Recent Job
- Title and Company: Electrical Engineer, Kenya Power
- Direct Reports:
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Nairobi, Kenya
- Dates: September 1, 2015 –
Training and supervision of the technical staff; oversee design and development of power network infrastructure; implementation of the business strategy and management of enterprise risk.
Written performance reports and staff evaluation; team training for the technical staff; data analysis and interpretation of KPIs.
- Institution: University of Nairobi
- Degree Awarded: Bachelor's
- Major: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Location: Nairobi, Kenya
- Completion Date: August 1, 2014