Jaz has been an active Ambassador and member of the WOF Network since she was shortlisted for the Young Achiever category at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2012. For 7 years now, Jaz has been involved in a number of our programmes, here she tells us the impact they have had on her personal and professional development.
There are few experiences we encounter that can significantly change the course of our lives. For me one such occasion was being Highly Commended in the Asian Women of Achievement awards in 2012. It not only gave me external validation of my achievements at the perfectly timed point in my career, it also introduced me to an incredible network of inspirational women which was hard to come by in the world of engineering!
I am so grateful for all the opportunities the WOF network has put my way, from being a WOF ambassador and speaking at schools, to hearing from a whole host of female role models (including celebrities and royalty too) in the most incredible venues through to being a delegate on several WOF overseas events.
Having been exposed to such diverse network of senior women, I have gained a deeper understanding of myself; what drives me, what inspires me and what more I have to offer the world.
The WOF community have inspired me to be more and to do more. Since being recognized as a young achiever in 2012, I became the youngest Chartered Energy Manger in the UK and was more recently awarded a Royal Honours MBE for my services to the energy and sustainability sector. All things I wouldn’t have been able to achieve without the confidence and support that comes with being a member of the WOF Network.
In meeting Pinky, I have understood the true meaning of kindness and collaboration. A mantra that she lives by and promotes in such an authentic way. Pinky has created an army of empowered women and I am so thankful to be one of them.”