Parshin Vaghefi

Parshin Vaghefi

Team Lead, Hydrotechnical

With inclusion top of mind, Parshin actively looks for ways to diversify his team, whether it be by engaging students, recent grads, or seasoned professionals. A nominator of this Inspirational Ally shared, “[Parshin] leads by example and instills openness and honestly in his team. He includes young professionals in meetings and discussions with his clients to provide them with an understanding of how to engage and interact with such stakeholders.”

A true believer of equal rights and opportunities, Parshin implements this principal in his decision-making and way of life—creating open spaces for interactive group discussions, and ensuring participants feel comfortable to share their experiences and ideas. Parshin advocates for gender equality in engineering, intentionally building his team with this in mind and empowering others to do the same.

To Parshin, positive change means making the workplace safer and pleasant for all, understanding the quality of work and client relationships directly benefit from this, too.

Why do you believe in diversity and inclusion?

“Equal rights and opportunities for all are basic principles in my life alongside with being honest and kind to people and environment. I implement this at my workplace too.”

What do you think we need to do as individuals to improve inclusivity?

“Raising awareness by providing more interactive group discussions and providing the chance for every attendee to share their ideas and experiences.”

What does positive change mean to you?

“Making the workplace a safer and pleasant place for all. By achieving this, the work quality and client relationship will improve too.”

What are you most proud of?

“My work family, the Hydrotechnical Team.”