Naadiya is a serial social entrepreneur by passion, a civil engineer by training, and is Co-Founder at WomHub, an innovative company creating gender parity through education and technology. She is the co-founder of WomEng, a social enterprise, which she has grown across multiple countries. WomEng tackles gender parity all along the engineering skills pipeline from empowering 1 million girls in STEM to developing women leaders and entrepreneurs in engineering.
Naadiya holds a BSc Civil Engineering and MSc Engineering degrees. She serves as a Director at Pegasys, a niche management consultancy, owns a restaurant and is an emeritus board director for the International Youth Foundation. Naadiya has a variety of experiences from technical engineering, leadership development, management consulting, innovative education curriculum development, executive women leadership development and entrepreneurship.
Naadiya is a Global Future Council Member with the World Economic Forum covering Gender, Education and the Future of Work, is a Global Shaper and curator of the Cape Town Hub, a renowned speaker, and in 2014 was named as one of the “Top 20 Young Power Women in Africa” by Forbes Magazine. She is passionate about developing STEM, fostering growth, gender parity, leadership & prosperity in emerging economies, developing & mentoring the next generation of leaders and engineering better societies.