ASPIRING WOMAN in Construction?
Rana Nazir is a successful career woman in the Water treatment and Specialist Services Industry, working as a Consultant Engineer in Water Treatment and also a Customer Relationship Manager – working with blue chip corporations. She builds relationships within the commercial and construction sector working in the Middle East, UK and Europe. Rana is active within her organisation, as well as in the community. She runs an Equality & Diversity Steering Group and has won a NOAW “Aspiring Women in Construction” award. She was awarded Global Peace award at the House of Commons. Her biggest career achievement is her education – leading to a profession that has always been perceived as a male dominated environment. She has been able to prove her skills and has gained respect from family and community. She has also overcome many cultural barriers in helping community to understand, appreciate and recognise that women too can play a credible role in the community. Winner of Future Faces in Industry at the Bham
Chambers of Commerce, finalist for Women in the City and most recent a finalist in British Muslim awards. Her vision for the community is to educate, engage and empower young people to take active roles in the decision making process, to integrate them fully into society and playing her role as a “friend to society”. Voted by City AM’s Top 100 Powerful Women listed as one of most influential business women in London in 2015. Rana graduated in Science and Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University and is invited to STEM International women’s day events to tell her inspiring experiences. Rana went against the norm of her society by going in to a career dominated heavily by males. She began her career in refrigeration, and was largely on the production side. Many times, she was able to hold herself through her mannerisms. And gain respect. She is the founder of the British Kashmiri Women Council (BKWC). BKWC was launched
with a deep conviction and staid belief that we must act against the violation of women’s rights in the Kashmir. Over the course of years, Rana has travelled the world and across the UK to lobby diplomats, dignitaries, leaders, humanitarian workers, peace activists and people of the world to promote the cause of Kashmir. She was nominated for ‘Future Faces of Industry’ award with Bham Chambers of Commerce. Rana is current Business Development Manager at ph Water & Air Technologies, one of the leading ‘Total Environment Solutions Companies’ committed in encouraging and empowering their employees as well as their clients. Rana speaks highly of ph Water as one of the best companies she has ever come across. Rana has felt encouraged and empowered and feels in her 15 years in the Water Industry they are by far the best in terms of expertise and knowledge and in looking after not only their customers well, but also their clients. The organisation are brilliant in employing graduates and giving them a great start in life.