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Maha Yusuf is a 23 year old female engineer from Pakistan currently living and working in Bogota, Colombia. While completing her final semester as a chemical engineer at National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan, Maha received an offer from Schlumberger for an international mobile engineer position that would take her on assignment to Peru and Colombia upon completion of her degree.
With cultural pressure to get married and start a family, Maha sat down with relatives to discuss her future. She politely stated, “Mom, I am different. I want to change the world. Will you help me?” With her mother’s blessing and support, Maha accepted the international position and is now a Field Engineer working on an oil rig in Bogota, Colombia. This is just one of many amazing stories that Maha tells her peers during her presentation at WE14, the Society’s Annual Conference. Maha presented the session, “Engineering, Leadership & Entrepreneurship – A Journey from Pakistan to Latin America”. We invite you to follow her journey here.
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