The world marked the International Women’s Day on 8th March, a time set aside to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities.
In celebration of self-made women creating impact in their areas of expertise, zealous and strong women breaking from the norm to balance for better, join us for our next After Office Hours with Dr Rose Mutiso, Co-founder and CEO of Mawazo Institute and a Kenyan scientist who is opening doors for women in STEM through research.
Mawazo Institute is an organization that supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa and promotes public engagement with research.
As an independent researcher, herself, Dr. Mutiso has moved her career into a more interdisciplinary approach exploring how science and technology feed into development on the continent of Africa.
During the session, Dr. Mutiso will share her job history and career paths in the energy sector and her experience having authored several pieces of legislation for a broad legislative portfolio that included domestic energy, environment, and innovation policy in the United States of America (USA), signed into law by President Barack Obama.
With a great passion on helping elevate women to positions of leadership and influence in African society, Dr Mutiso will also share perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry.
About the speaker
Dr. Rose M. Mutiso is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa and promotes public engagement with research.
She is also the Research Director of the Energy for Growth Hub, and the current Next Einstein Forum Ambassador representing Kenya.
Rose has worked extensively as a researcher and practitioner focused on technology and policy dimensions of energy, environment and innovation issues globally. Most recently, her work has focused on power sector issues in Africa, particularly the links between renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy poverty.
She is a Materials Scientist by training with research experience in the fields of nanotechnology and polymer physics. Rose is passionate about harnessing science & technology to improve lives, and elevating women to positions of leadership and influence in African society.
She earned her BA and BE in Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Materials Science from Dartmouth College, and her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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