Celebrating International Women’s Day with engineer Joy Makumbe Founder and Owner, Majorlic Construction

Joy Makumbe founded Majorlic Construction, an international engineering and greentech company operating in Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe in 2008. Majorlic Construction’s current focus is on projects that incorporate water and sanitation infrastructure. An engineer herself and a member of Women in Engineering in Zimbabwe, Joy is strongly networked within the industry and indeed, recognised as an industry leader.

On #IWD2020 Sweden on the Go registered consultant Joy tells us why she is passionate about creating a new generation of Women engineers to follow in her footsteps:

“I am passionate about inspiring women and girls. I want them to see that engineering is not gender based. This means beefing up the current numbers of women joining tech professions and I am determined to use all available channels to achieve this! In this film below I aim to shatter typical myths about women in engineering.#iwd2020

My vision for the future is to publish a series of books targeting mostly teenagers. I want to give a young girl sitting on a street somewhere, the knowledge that she can be an Engineer if she wants to; inspiring her to look past the typical messages society is giving her.

It’s about catching them young. With that in mind, I intend to open a Tech Preschool in the very near future and am currently looking for project sponsors. I’d love to be able to open the doors of Tech Tots in the second half of this year.

For me 2020 is the year for making more impact in communities … while of course showing that we woman engineers rock!”

More information:

  • Connect with Joy on her  Sweden on the Go profile here
  • Register on Sweden on the Go, joining dozens of consultants who help connect Swedish expertise and product to international markets charlotte.kalin@maketrade.se , +46 70 568 8019
  • Find out more about the Joy Makumbe Trust, promoting women and girls in STEM on Facebook or connect on Twitter

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