Attia Ali – Events & Membership Manager

Attia Ali is an IRSE Licensed SSR Hardware Signalling Design Engineer working with Thales. She has over a decade of experience in working as a Design Engineer on various Ground Transportation – Sub Surface Railway Signalling Systems projects. She has earned a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is working towards being a Chartered Engineer. Attia also holds a BA in Literature and Law and worked in the journalism industry prior to becoming an Engineer. Attia is the co founder of the Women in Thales network and organises many events within the workplace. She is also a STEM Ambassador and regularly participates in STEM events all over the UK.

Outside of work she volunteers for a local refugee charity and is the Events and Membership Manager for Pass the Mic Sis. She has helped organise venue space, events, speakers and Eid parties for the network from the very early days.

“For me PtMSis a platform where I get to meet new and existing members who are all of different ages and ethnicities. We all get to share our opinions and experiences with 1 common thread, Islam! Each month we speak about different topics which are relevant and current to us professional Muslim women.

It feels very rewarding to see positive changes in so many sisters and to know that I am a part of this great team who has made this change happen. I have also made lifelong friends which would not have been possible without PtMSis.”


Author: Sadiqa Jabbar

Salams/Hi there! my name is Sadiqa Jabbar and I am an Architect and Urban Designer at MEB Design Ltd. My architectural interests lie in sustainable projects that benefit the community at large with a positive social impact; projects that make a difference to people no matter the scale. My experiences at various architectural firms and stint at freelancing have drawn me to schemes in a variety of sectors most notably community, education, healthcare, residential and ecclesiastical. My research has enabled me to appreciate the sensitivities of communities in London, Delhi, Karachi, and Bangkok.

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