Rajia Abdelaziz founded of invisaWear, a company that makes jewelry that looks like regualar accessories but, but are safety devices backed by ADT Security Services. Here’s more from Women of Wearables:
Rajia graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. A scary incident she experienced in college, inspired her to create invisaWear for a school project. When she realized that the only products on the market were ugly panic buttons (the kind that even your grandma doesn’t want to wear) she knew she needed to develop them into a real product.
When I was in school, I double majored in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Massachusetts. In a lot of my classes, I was usually the only female engineer…. In college, I was also the president of The Society of Women Engineers Chapter. We did a ton of community outreach and helped teach kids about math and science. I noticed that many female engineers had a parent that was already in the industry. Other students didn’t have the same exposure to the field and the opportunities that come with it so it wasn’t as attractive to them. That is why I am so passionate about female-oriented engineering groups. They do a great job of spreading awareness.
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