Please join host Barbara Trautlein as she interviews Javeria Atique, and they journey together from oil and gas rigging job sites to the hallowed halls of academia. Javi encourages experimenting in one’s career, much like an engineer experiments on-the- job, and to invest in intentional self-advocacy and in building a supportive network. She is an engineer by training finishing her MBA with experience in industries ranging from energy to automotive to consumer goods. You'll benefit from hearing her reflections on her career challenges and her reactions to challenging comments from male colleagues – and moreover from her grounded, actionable insights.
Javeria Atique is a MBA candidate at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to business school she spent 5 years in oil and gas exploration and production industry as a field engineer and Business developer. The challenges she faced in the industry were a pronounced version of what it was like to be one of the nine female engineering students in a class of 160 mechanical engineers at the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. These issues at school and in professional life ranged from having conversations with male colleagues without coming across as too friendly, to not missing out on opportunities that were informally shared amongst male circles. She also almost always found herself proving that women are as capable in the profession as are men and thatt hings are not presented to women on a silver platter as her early career male peers seemed to have assumed.
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