STEM WOW - STEM Woman of the Week

Telling the stories of African women rocking it in STEM

STEM WOW is a project by Nsesa Foundation to tell the stories of young inspirational African women on the continent and in the diaspora who are rocking it in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Between January and June 2018, we will share the stories of such women with 2.5 million people across the world on our website and social media pages.

We hope to inspire the next generation of female African Innovators, Scientists, Engineers and STEM educators with these powerful stories.

Latest STEM WOW Stories

Meet Mashàido Becky, Machine Learning Feminist

Becky is a Machine Learning Feminist. You don’t need to find out what “Machine Learning Feminist” means because she made it up! Her passion for women explains the feminist in her, and her passion for ML explains her interest in the intersection of mathematics and computer science. She is always fascinated by how she can improve the lives of women globally - because let's face it, the numbers don't lie when it comes to gender equity and parity. CONTINUE READING
Meet Mashàido Becky, Machine Learning Feminist

Meet Laetitia Benimana, Data Analyst at Rwanda Revenue Authority

Laetitia Benimana is a Mastercard Scholar at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda, pursuing Masters studies in mathematical sciences with a focus in Data Science. Laetitia is currently applying her skills at Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) as a Data scientist intern under the planning and research department. CONTINUE READING
Meet Laetitia Benimana, Data Analyst at Rwanda Revenue Authority

Meet Ing. Bernadette Kargbo, Station Manager at Sierra Leone Water Company

Ing. Bernadette Kargbo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sierra Leone and a Master's Degree in Oil and Gas Management from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. She remains passionate about sharing knowledge and learning in science and innovation as demonstrated in her active involvement in the promotion and creation of opportunities for secondary going schools girls to consider careers in the sciences by studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in Sierra Leone. CONTINUE READING
Meet Ing. Bernadette Kargbo, Station Manager at Sierra Leone Water Company

Meet Redeat Gebeyehu, Research Coordinator at Doctors Without Borders

Redeat was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and lived there for the most part of her life with her wonderful parents and two brothers. While she was in high school, she received a scholarship to attend African Leadership Academy (ALA), which is an institution that seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Currently at Stanford, she is majoring in Human Biology with a Public Health concentration and minoring in Global Studies with a focus on African Studies. CONTINUE READING
Meet Redeat Gebeyehu, Research Coordinator at Doctors Without Borders

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