Meet Amaad Soomro

I am Amaad Soomro, I am a multidisciplinary designer. I work for Blacksmith Coffee Company as a digital designer. I am extremely passionate about working on the user interface of tech products. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Isra University, Hyderabad, Pakistan.

How did you first get involved in IEEE Women in Engineering?
I became involved in IEEE activities as a student, which is how I learned about WIE.  I was very impressed  with the activities of WIE,  and being a man I looked at this as a great opportunity for me to help and support women in the society.

Why did you decide to become an IEEE WIE member?
I come from a rural area of Pakistan where girls in particular do not seem to think that engineering is a suitable career for them, despite their achievements in maths and science. I decided to start doing my part to support women in technology under the umbrella of IEEE WIE by organizing different events, and creating an encouraging environment for women to thrive in any STEM field. With more representation and initiatives, more and more women can benefit from opportunities in STEM.

What do you wish other people knew about IEEE WIE?
I wish not only women but every man knew about IEEE WIE, it is important to recognize the responsibility in closing the gender gap and unlocking opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM.

What is it like to be an IEEE WIE Volunteer, and what do you enjoy about it?
IEEE WIE has provided me an ocean of opportunities. Volunteering has allowed to connect to the community and contribute to make it a better place. I enjoy connecting with like-minded individuals and it’s always exciting to get the insights from the tech industry leaders at Women in Engineering events.

Why do you feel it is important for women to enter into the field of engineering?
Diversity is essential in engineering. It adds new ideas, different perspectives, and fresh approaches that can lead to an innovative solution. Women should be encouraged to be brave and ambitious so they can pursue careers in this field. We need more women to take the lead in creating a new future.