Chair IEEE WIE Affinity Group - Jordan Section, IEEE
Sonia Al-Zoghoul is a candidate of MSc Energy Economics and Policy at University of Surrey, UK. She was selected as a Chevening Scholar for the year 2017.
She is a fellow of the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy youth (APSEY) where she was selected to intern at the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) in Cairo, Egypt.
She is the Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) at the IEEE Jordan Section where she was selected as a Change Maker in 2017 to participate in the International Leadership Conference ILC in San Jose, USA. She is also a member of the first US Ambassador’s Youth Council in Jordan.
Sonia is an environmental activist and a member of many international youth organizations such as IndyACT, IEEE and AIESEC.
She was a part of the Study of the US Institutes SUSI for Student Leaders, an exchange program on women’s leadership where she was awarded The Silver Award for Excellence in Social Action Plan and Presentation in USA, 2013. She also participated in the AIESEC Global Citizen Development Program in Czech Republic in 2015.
She is a public speaker who has delivered speeches on climate change, sustainability, women’s empowerment and social responsibility. She presented at numerous events, conferences and workshops of the Council for Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) in Jordan and at her university.
Sonia is interested in global issues such as Energy, Environment, Youth Leadership and Women’s Empowerment.
Gender Diversity issue is turning into an economic controversy rather than an ethical one. Women are underrepresented at the top of corporations, across all industries and countries. The question is: What stops women from reaching the top?
Postion gap, Pay gap and the Culture are the major factors the contribute to the Gender Diversity issue.
What should be done? and How?