Women in Canadian Manufacturing

PODCAST: #ChooseToChallenge with engineer Jenan Abderrahman

March 8, 2021
By Kristina Urquhart
Presented by:
Women in Manufacturing

This special episode of Machine Language celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 by focusing on some of the challenges and opportunities for women in the sector.

Abderrahman teaches robotics to kids part-time at Zebra Robotics. Photo courtesy Jenan Abderrahman

Jenan Abderrahman is an engineer and part-time robotics teacher who is passionate about inspiring kids and young women to take up careers in STEM fields.

She is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As young Muslim woman working in engineering, Abderrahman says she found ways to adapt to an industrial culture that was not always accommodating to women.

In 2019, she joined the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, where she has helped to implement a guide to safety clothes that are inclusive of religious diversity.

In the episode, Abderrahman discusses her work in engineering, process control and automation, the challenges she’s faced along the way, and the role she currently plays in getting youth interested in robotics.

Listen to the episode below!

Machine Language: The Podcast covers the latest news, technologies and trends in industrial automation for the manufacturing market through interviews with industry experts.

Topics are related to automation and machinery, including safety integration, robotics and sensors, motion control, software solutions, Industry 4.0 and the IIoT, cybersecurity and networking, and artificial intelligence.

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If you have an idea for a Machine Language podcast episode, email host Kristina Urquhart at kurquhart@annexbusinessmedia.com.