Episode 6: Award winning Engineer, Designer & Innovator Yewande Akinola MBE - from chatting to The Chancellor about sustainable jobs, to binge watching MasterChef and Netflix with her young family, she shares memories of an inspirational childhood in Nige


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From chatting to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, about sustainability and the future of jobs, to binge watching MasterChef and Netflix with her young family. We talk about the changing priorities enforced by lockdown living on Yewande Akinola - an award winning female engineer, who shares memories of an inspirational childhood in Nigeria and her Mum's spicy Jollof rice. We also discuss the connection between engineering, art and performance, and why water will always matter. "Women see in colour!", she tells Comms from the Shed - listen in to our latest episode to find out more.




1mins20secs - My biggest challenge in the last 12 months

3mins20s - A week in the life of Yewande

5mins - Chatting with the Chancellor about the future of jobs

7mins - Memories of a Nigerian childhood

11mins - Following in Dad's footsteps

14mins30s - Demas Nwoko: Arts, Architecture and the back-garden Ampitheatre.

19mins - World Water: 'I saw the impact the lack of water had in my immediate environment'.

22mins - 3 major construction projects that stick in my memory.

24mins30s - a very tiny amount of Mandarin!

25mins - A newly sharpened career focus.

27mins - What STEM means to me, and the importance to girls and young children.

30mins - My years as a 'baby engineer', being a sponge and coming of age.

32mins30s - Comfort TV and lockdown living.

35mins30s - Hopes and aspirations for the long term.

37mins - Message for women considering construction as a career. "Women see in colour!"

39mins45s - Comparing Mum's cooking and spicy Jollof rice.

42mins - Looking to the next generation for inspiration.

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