The President of the Sierra Leone Institute of Engineers, Trudy Morgan as the Leading African Woman of the month.
Madam Morgan has over 30 years’ experience in project-based assignments, where she has successfully applied her engineering, consulting and project management skills in the construction, education and transportation sectors to public and private sector clients.
She combined logic and analytical skills from her engineering background with business management, commercial and team leadership skills to provide a financial and strategic capability that is relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.
She has acquired unique skillsets working from large infrastructure projects to sensitive, disaster response projects in the West African sub-region.
She has broken barriers in Sierra Leone as the co-founder of the Sierra Leone Women Engineers and the first female Vice President of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers.
She worked with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities project by providing a unique training structure which involved training a combined group of graduates, skilled professionals and illiterate construction workers on the basics of structural design.
She recently led a successful bid that won funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK’s) Africa Catalyst programme to undertake a pilot project training graduates in necessary cognitive and behavioural skills to improve their employment prospects.
The successful implementation of that project led to successful submission for a larger (more complex) grant from the RAE.
She has been the ICE Representative in Sierra Leone since 2012.