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Prof. Beatrys Lacquet Deputy Vice-Chancellor: University of Witwatersrand

This week’s programme features Professor Beatrys Lacquet The Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Information, Knowledge and Infrastructure Management at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and Professor of electrical and electronic engineering. Our conversation touches on the need to socially de-stigmatise stereotypical traditional gender career streams to encourage more women to enter fields that in the past have been male dominated. We address supportive structures, stressing the importance of mentors to steer people through challenges they many encounter during their careers. We highlight some of the opportunities to pursue a profession in engineering and the academic pre-requisites to do so. Tune in for more…

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