Yewande (pronounced Yeah-wan-day) is a chartered engineer, an innovator, a dreamer and speaker with passion for the role of innovation, creativity and engineering in our world today. She holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Innovation and Design for Sustainability from Cranfield University. Yewande’s engineering experience spans over 15 years and her expertise includes Design and Construction, Innovation and Manufacture of buildings and systems in the built environment. She has worked on projects in the U.K., Africa, the Middle East and in East Asia.
She sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. She is on the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa CATALYST Steering Committee. Yewande is a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster. She also sits on Council at the University of Warwick. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honour’s list for services to Engineering Innovation and Diversity in STEM.
Yewande has been awarded the U.K. Society of Public Health Engineers’ Young Engineer of the Year. She won the U.K. Young Woman Engineer of the Year (Institute of Engineering & Technology) and has been honoured with the Exceptional Achiever Award by the Association for Black Engineers (AFBE-UK) and the Association of Consultancy and Engineering, U.K. (ACE). She has been named one of the UK’s top 35 women under the age of 35 by Management Today and was awarded PRECIOUS AWARDS Outstanding Woman in STEM award. In 2019, she was named one of the UK + Europe TOP Influential women in Engineering by Financial Times and Inclusive Boards.
Yewande has presented television programs for Discovery Channel, Channel 4, Yesterday TV and CBBC