on September 10th, 2023

Annie Masara is a student ambassador in the field of Electrical Engineering who is breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation of engineers.  

Her educational journey, combined with her passion for technology, is a testament to her dedication and the opportunities that engineering can offer. 

Nurturing Knowledge and Ambition  

Starting with her National Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering at Harare Polytechnic, in which she had the privilege of gaining hands-on experience at the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company’s subsidiary, Bulawayo Meter Test.  

It was during this practical training that Masara’s fascination with electrical engineering deepened, and she realized her calling in this dynamic field. 

In June 2022, Annie embarked on a new chapter in her educational journey by enrolling at the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) to study for an Advanced Diploma in Applied Electrical Engineering.  

This decision marked a pivotal moment in her career, allowing her to explore her passion for electrical engineering on a broader level while balancing her professional commitments and personal life. 

Championing Diversity in Electrical Engineering 

One of the remarkable aspects of Masara’s journey was her determination to thrive in a traditionally male-dominated industry. She recognized the importance of representation and hopes to inspire women and girls to pursue careers in electrical engineering.  

“I have always been passionate about electrical engineering because I was fascinated with technology from an early age. As a female in this male-dominated industry, I hope to inspire some women and girls to want to be in this industry, too,” said Masara. 

Masara’s story serves as a beacon of hope and proof that gender should never be a barrier to entering any profession. 

Her choice to study an Advanced Diploma in Applied Electrical Engineering at EIT exemplifies the power of accessible, flexible education.  

In today’s fast-paced world, pursuing further education while managing work and personal commitments can be a daunting challenge. However, Masara’s determination and her choice of EIT’s flexible learning approach have made it possible to pursue her dreams without compromising on other aspects of her life. 

Masara’s journey in electrical engineering is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about breaking down stereotypes, inspiring others, and contributing to the advancement of the engineering field.  

As she continues her studies at EIT, we can only anticipate the positive impact she will have on the industry and the countless individuals she will inspire along the way. Masara’s story reminds us that with passion, determination, and the right educational opportunities, anyone can shine in the world of engineering. 

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