WOMEN IN POWER

Women have managed to achieve so much in the field of entrepreneurship just as much as men. A woman like Smita Shah, a 35-year-old woman, has been able to prove to the world that a woman possesses the same skills as men to reach the highest echelons of power. Smith believes that she is a true embodiment of mathematical genius. At the high school level, she managed to take home almost all the trophies in mathematical competitions statewide. The same trend continued even after joining the University of Chicago Laboratory School, where there was no match for her in solving mathematical problems.

Upon attaining her master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, she established her firm, Spaan Technology. Her main objective in this firm was technology and project management. She is currently the president of the company. The company is responsible for solving engineering problems. These include conducting electrical system upgrades for schools and fixing complications with traffic lights as well as producing designs of traffic lights for the highway authorities.

Business statistics analyzed from 10 years ago proved that the company is ranked number 1821 among the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the world. The annual revenue for the company has also increased to 10 million dollars, with a total of 50 employees. Miss Shah enjoys her work, and this is confirmed when she termed her projects as festive. A term she used to describe one of her projects. The project involved the movement of the call center of Commonwealth Edison during a blackout from Oak Brook and being the chief consultant in conducting the upgrades in plumbing in the U.S senate’s office in Chicago. Learn more: https://www.thechicagonetwork.org/members/smita-shah/

O’Hare International Airport that is on the verge of a $6.6 billion expansion plan is also hiring her company. She is to take part in a $14 million project that requires her skills in the design of the lighting system. The system should aid in the navigation of the runway. The director of the aviation projects also asserts that she can assume a hard to deal with negotiators since she has no room for average results.

She has been able to exercise her expertise in different fields, given the opportunity from engineering constructions to politics. At one point after college, she managed to secure an internship at the white house office where she was responsible for filing paperwork. She confirms the mantra that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

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