This is EngineerChic, where hard science and technology meets chic design and sophisticated style.
Founded in 2010, this blog is a way to connect with other women around the world, sharing similar experiences in technical (typically male-dominated) fields, to discuss important questions facing women in these industries and to showcase some of the exciting opportunities out there for women today.
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About the author
Rhea Naidoo is a management consultant at a top consulting firm. She is a cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure specialist, bringing distinctive and impactful best-practices and solutions to her clients. She has worked in two highly gender-exclusive fields: mechanical engineering and cybersecurity, and continues to connect with other women and men in the field and share her experiences through her long-running blog, EngineerChic.
After finishing her degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, Rhea worked in the field for a multinational mining company, designing, building and commissioning processing plants in South Africa. Her passion for technology spurned a career-change into IT infrastructure, taking her to San Francisco in 2015, where she currently lives.
She has been a long-time champion for women in technical fields and has spoken at several conferences on pertinent topics facing women in the industry. She has also been a volunteer for the mechanical engineering society ASME, leading initiatives for early-career engineers and for Engineers Without Borders as a project lead.