Shimrit Perkol-Finkel Was The Inspiring Woman Eco-Engineering Needed
Ph.D Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, cofounder and CEO of ECOncrete, paved the way for female scientists in the (eco) engineering field. At 45, she died in a road accident while driving a scooter in Tel Aviv. I interviewed her just before her death, her words resonating and inspiring other women in the field, young STEM students and male colleagues.
The first professional figure that comes to mind when thinking of the construction industry, for a long time, has been a man. It still is so in many cases, but not all.
Not only was Perkol-Finkel defying the norm of being a leader within a male-dominated industry, but she also was at the forefront of positive environmental change. With 20 years of experience in the field of marine biology and ecology in over 30 counties, Perkol-Finkel specialized in sustainable management of urban marine habitats and her company is the expression of this effort.
Read the full article on Forbes.com.