SPAAN Tech is an engineering and construction management firm that specializes in providing and implementing sustainable solutions for the aviation, energy, technology, transportation, and water industries. The company offers construction management, engineering, energy efficiency, facility, program management, and technology solution services. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, SPAAN Tech was founded in 1998.

Smita Shah

Smita Shah is the Founder of SPAAN Tech. She currently serves as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Before running a successful business, Smita Shah acquired the foundation of her expertise through her educational background. She attended prestigious universities such as Northwestern University, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and the University of Oxford. In 1994, she graduated from Northwestern University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In the same year, Smita Shah went on to attend MIT and graduated in 1996 with a Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Continuing her higher education, she attended Oxford University for one year. In 2007, she graduated and earned her Post Graduate Certificate in Management Studies in Business from the prestigious school.

In addition to her academic accolades, Smita Shah holds both a P.E. (Professional Engineer) and a LEED AP BD+C credentials with specialties in engineering, program management, and construction management.

Today, we take a look at a recent article dated July 11th of 2019. With an extensive background in management, Smita Shah gives some insight about women in the workplace, rather empowering women in the workplace. The article begins in introducing Smita Shah and describes her as “the world’s most renowned female engineers and entrepreneurs.” It goes on to describe that the field in which she is an expert in is typically known to be a “male-dominated” profession. Learn more:

Next, the article briefly gives its readers a short biography on Smita Shah, as previously mentioned. In particular, the article mentions that as a child Ms. Shah was more academically inclined in math than that of her peers. Math is what she excelled in and had a talent for it.

The article moves forward and Ms. Shah states that the “major impediment” women face in the workplace is “related to poor self-image.” She then goes into detail about common obstacles women face where women entrepreneurs are few and far between, referencing the “world of business.” Generally, she states that the self-image in women in the workplace will require a change or a “shift” to become successful and to overcome challenges. The article continues and Ms. Shah offers 10 tips to become a “successful female entrepreneur.”

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