Naadiya is a serial social entrepreneur by passion, a civil engineer by training, and is Co-Founder & CEO at WomEng, an international non-profit organisationthat is developing the next generation of female engineering leaders inAfrica. She holds a BSc Civil Engineering and MSc Engineering degrees from the University of Cape Town & University of Stuttgart, Germany. Naadiya is a Director at Pegasys, a development consultancy firm focusing on natural resourcesmanagement, as well as public transport, climate change, water resources and infrastructure financing. She is a board director for the International Youth Foundation, based in Baltimore which provides skills building, leadership &entrepreneurship training for youth globally, and an African Regional Board member for Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Leadership Institute. Naadiya is a YouthActionNet global leadership fellow & an African Leadership Network Fellow.
Naadiya has a variety of experiences from technical engineering to NGO development and management consulting. She is a dynamic leader having founded and grownWomEng into the top NGO in South Africa (awarded in 2013), while maintainingvarious consulting & engineering positions. WomEng is currently working across SouthAfrica, Kenya with aspirations to replicate programs across the African continent and the globe.Naadiya has recently launched 2 new companies, JourneyMap, a people development consultancy which provides corporate clients with talent management, graduate & executive leadership coaching, mentoring and development programs and NaadiyaM, a fashion house designing, manufacturing & retailing evening wear.She has won numerous awards including Most Influential Woman of the Year, Frost & Sullivan Visionary Leadership Award and Top 100 Brightest Young Minds in South Africa. She considers herself a global citizen and can speak English, Afrikaans, German and Turkish. She is passionate about fostering growth & prosperity in Africa, developing & mentoring the next generation of youth leaders and engineering better societies.comments powered by Disqus