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WSP hosts guest speaker Kelechi Okafor for Black History Month

WSP hosts guest speaker Kelechi Okafor for Black History Month

 October 27, 2022

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As part of Black History Month celebrations, WSP welcomed guest speaker Kelechi Okafor, author, activist, and host of the popular Say Your Mind podcast.

Kelechi led an inspirational discussion hosted alongside WSP colleagues and members of the company's Champion Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity (CREED) network. 

Showcasing diverse workforce and allies 

WSP Associate Director Najwa Jawahar is Chair of CREED, and was involved in the event. 

"We're excited to celebrate Black History Month with open arms and proudly showcase the diverse workforce and allies here at WSP," says Najwa. 

"I'd like the thank Kelechi for sharing her valuable experience and insight with us."

Engineer, STEM ambassador and mentor

Based in London with a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Najwa is a multi-award winning qualified chartered structural engineer in property and buildings.

An Associate Director at WSP, as well as a STEM ambassador, mentor and public speaker, Najwa describes herself as passionate, enthusiastic and creative.

Najwa is committed to bringing the best out of business to the benefit of WSP clients and community by delivering high-quality consultancy services. 

Inspiring the next generation, Najwa takes part in activities, workshops, speaking gigs to help the next generation realize their potential. Najwa enjoys sharing her story and life experience through words to inspire and motivate others like her, particularly mentoring young engineers.

One of Najwa's favourite quotes is: "If ones understanding of the design language is limited, then the range of possible solutions to a problem will also be limited." 

Celebrate inclusion with a WSP career

When building teams, WSP includes people from different backgrounds and values their perspective, because the company understands that diversity brings about innovative solutions.

Help deliver holistic, forward-thinking solutions by bringing diversity of thought to a career at WSP


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