Being a woman from an ethnic minority has never stopped Dr Sheila Kanani from reaching for the stars – literally! Sheila is a planetary physicist who, as Diversity Officer at the Royal Astronomical Society, is a poster child for diversity in the traditionally male-dominated scientific fields of astronomy and geophysics. She is also a broadcaster, comedian, author, and teacher. Her passion and commitment to showing people the wonders of the universe drive her work in bringing science to the next generation, particularly girls and underprivileged communities.
Defining career moments?
What gives you the greatest job satisfaction?
The key to success is…
What advice do you have for balancing family and work?
What do you still want to learn and why?
What kind of journey are you on? As a teacher I’m trying to inspire young people, to put them on the journey that they deserve.
Favourite adage/motto you live your life by and who said it?
Who or what inspires you?
The values you most admire in others?
What causes do you lend your voice to?
Finish these sentences:
The book / character / song / film that changed your life and why?
If you wrote a book one day, what would it be about?
What key lessons have you learnt and who taught them to you?