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 Ons Kharrat, Coach in First Skills Club

Ons Kharrat is a Pioneer High School student. She coaches mobile apps development and robotics in First Skills Club, a Tunisian educative association, since three years. Her mission is to help young Tunisian learners (aged between 10 and 17 years old) use modern technology tools in a positive way that will empower their abilities to have access to higher education and create remarkable change in their community. CONTINUE READING
Meet Ons Kharrat, Coach in First Skills Club

Meet Aderonke Morakinyo, Freelance Strategic Project Consultant at Inweyth Integrated Services Limited, Nigeria

Aderonke Morakinyo works as a freelance Strategic Project Consultant with Inweyth Integrated Services Limited Nigeria, a company she founded in 2015. she also consults for other clientele firms who seek her consultancy expertise in different areas of project like science, education, environment, cancer awareness, girl/women empowerment, science boot camps, research etc. CONTINUE READING
Meet Aderonke Morakinyo, Freelance Strategic Project Consultant at Inweyth Integrated Services Limited,  Nigeria

Meet Dr. Wagstaff, STEM Program Director in the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Department of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA

Iris R. Wagstaff, Ph.D. is a scientist, educator, mentor, researcher and STEM advocate. She currently serves as STEM Program Director in the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Department of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she manages programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels focused on broadening participation in STEM and workforce development. CONTINUE READING
Meet Dr. Wagstaff, STEM Program Director in the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Department of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA

Meet Melvina N’yillah Conton, Founder of GEMS Club in Sierra Leone

Melvina N'yillah Conton is a 20-year-old Sierra Leonean Mechanical Engineering major at Ashesi University, Ghana. She is a 2019 Kectil Colleague and is also the founder of GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science) Club, an all-girls STEM club which aims to promote interactive learning in STEM amongst young girls. She enjoys reading novels, singing and playing the baritone. CONTINUE READING
Meet Melvina N’yillah Conton, Founder of GEMS Club in Sierra Leone

Meet Eunice Emmy Malembo, Co-founder of PsychBeing Enterprise

Eunice Emmy Malembo is a 23 year old Kenyan, and an avid lover of all forms of art; music, paintings, graffiti, sculptures, photography. She believes that art is life. She graduated from Taita Taveta University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Technology and is the Co-founder of PsychBeing Entreprise. She is also currently a Raleigh ICS Volunteer under Voluntary Overseas Service (VSO) organisation, and she recently graduated from the Youth Leadership Program (Impactathon 2018) run by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT). CONTINUE READING
Meet Eunice Emmy Malembo, Co-founder of PsychBeing Enterprise

Meet Desiree Craig, Technology Product Manager at Andela

Desiree Craig is passionate about the use of technology to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. With a degree (B.Sc.) in Computing from Plymouth University (UK), Desiree has spent the past 6 years working across different sectors in the technology industry, from Media/Advertising, to Edtech, FinTech and Health. CONTINUE READING
Meet Desiree Craig, Technology Product Manager at Andela

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