Raman Sawhney is from Calgary, AB and graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. Following graduation in 2017, Raman began a career with an international E&P company that exploited reserves from the largest onshore oilfield in continental Europe. Working in both the head office and in the oilfield in Albania as the only woman, she quickly learned about the different areas of the business from production to sales. She is current working as a Reservoir Engineer, EIT and a Project Manager for Fracture Modeling Inc. (FRACMOD), a start-up consulting firm aimed to help companies with technical decision-making and reservoir characterization. As an entrepreneur, she is continuing to build her technical skills while also deepening her business acumen through client interaction, marketing, and customer satisfaction.
Raman is a huge advocate for women and STEM education. As Miss Calgary 2019 and the director of her non-profit organization, Apar Initiative, she believes that empowering young women to explore different opportunities without limits or bounds is important in our growing and evolving world. Furthermore, her work as the Acumen Manager of Young Women in Energy, Engineers Without Borders, and Engineering for Kids solidifies her commitment to the cause. She takes opportunities to speak at conferences and career development symposiums to help spread awareness and learn through these experiences.
Knowing the importance of a good work-life balance, Raman builds health and wellness into her life through different activities. She is an avid runner has played basketball and soccer competitively growing up. She also does Bhangra dance – a high energy Punjabi folk dance – and spent time as a choreographer and instructor with her university team and her own business, respectively. Raman is a committed community leader who has a vision to inspire, influence positive change, and be a role model for people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.