Episode 23: Zhila Pirmoradi, PhD, Industrial Engineer
Hear all about improving processes at the City of Vancouver, industrial engineering, and mentoring immigrant women in STEM in this interview with Zhila Pirmoradi, PhD. She'll also share why she gladly lets her professional life be present in her spare time and how she dealt with being a new immigrant to Canada, as well as how she happened to find herself studying Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University.
Guest: Zhila Pirmoradi (LinkedIn)
Zhila Pirmoradi is an Industrial Engineer who has her PhD in Mechatronic Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University. Passionate to utilize her research in industry, as a Business Process Analyst, Zhila helps the City of Vancouver’s business units identify potential areas for improving effectiveness and efficiency of their processes and value streams.
As an advocate for women empowerment, Zhila joined as a board member at Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) in 2014, to help shape new ideas for professional development of women in STEM. She also helps the American Society for Quality (ASQ) analyze membership data and increase value to Quality Management professionals.
For a full transcription of this episode, click here.
- American Society for Quality
- City of Vancouver
- Dr. Gary Wang (Zhila's PhD supervisor)
- Immigrating Women in Science (IWIS)
- ms infinity at SCWIST
- Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
- Zhila's profile at SFU's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website
Hosted by: Danniele Livengood (@livengood)
Theme Music: “Positive and Fun” by Scott Holmes
Produced by: Vanessa Reich-Shackelford