Impact Story: Karabo Utlao
"I joined GirlEng, a WomEng initiative, in my matric year 2011 after the Gauteng Executive team came to my school, General Smuts High. My peers and I signed up for the SciBono weekend workshop where then we won the workshops Best Girl Technical Team. From that day, I am pleased to say it confirmed our position in the engineering society and planted a seed which surely has been nurtured for the past 5 years. I have witnessed women from the WomEng Fellowship Week come back even more determined and zealous about their stance in Engineering, hence why I have noted that opportunities such as this one have offered young women very crucial filling-in of important gaps in access to information, unique woman-to-woman expertise and thus empower women. We, Women have come a long way – we have achieved so much, but there is always room for growth and improvement and this platform I must say incubates just that. I believe one should always surrender to a greater agenda – and being part the vision of WomEng to empower Women in Engineering is one I am eager to say I am one of the products impacted from that initiative."
Karabo is currently doing her third year at Witwaterstrand University, studying a BSc Eng in Civil Engineering. WomEng is proud to have touched her life and wishes her the best of luck for her bright future.