Episode 106: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng, Certified Project Manager, and Woman of Action

October 19, 2021

Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, a self-described non-boring engineer, has been to 16 countries, which she visited with her husband on their motorcycles to conduct research! You'll hear all about it in this episode. She also lets us in on what kind of challenges are presented to someone immigrating to Canada who is also a woman in STEM, and how those challenges helped her stand on her own two feet and build an empire around her. 

(Please excuse any audio hiccups in this remotely recorded interview.)

Guest: Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez, P.Eng (LinkedIn)

Deyanira was made in Mexico, but she is purely Canadian. Deyanira Mendoza Dominguez is an experienced Professional Engineer, Certified Project Manager, and Woman of Action. Her motto is “making the impossible possible”. She is a non-boring Engineer and the first published Mexican woman to complete a continuous two-year return motorcycle journey through the Americas, doing research in 16 countries. She is motivated to support underprivileged girls and to be an equity advocate for women and immigrants, simply because 1) As a child she was underprivileged, 2) Although she is still underprivileged, she believes in sharing whatever privilege she has earned. She is a strong believer of leaving a place better than she found it and her passions are her 3Bs: Brian, Bike, and Business and “together” they put strong emphasis in living small and with less, alternative energies, and prioritizing physical and mental health. 

Deyanira has created Stumbler and Woman of Action to merge her passion for helping others and creating value through projects in Engineering and Project Management. She is one of 250 Canadians who have been selected to attend the 2020 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference to contribute in developing “Leadership for the Future” of Canada. She has recently awarded with the “Mentor of the Year Award 2020” from Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

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