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 Sicelo Dube, Founder and Director of Elevate Trust and Lec Biotec

Sicelo is a passionate young leader championing education, girl empowerment and entrepreneurship in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). She is 31 years old and currently works as a Science teacher and Senior Lab Technician at Hellenic Academy. She is also the founder and Director of Elevate Trust & Lec Biotec and is President of the Zimbabwe Science Laboratory Technicians Association. CONTINUE READING
Meet Sicelo Dube, Founder and Director of Elevate Trust and Lec Biotec

Meet Emily Emefa Fiankor, second-year Fellow of Teach For Ghana(TFG)

Emily Emefa Fiankor is a second-year Fellow of Teach For Ghana(TFG).TFG is a non-profit organization that provides a two-year leadership development program focused on building solution-driven leaders who are expanding educational opportunities to all children in Ghana. She teaches Integrated Science at Afatsagbleve D/A Basic School, Akatsi South, in the Volta Region of Ghana, as part of the fellowship program. CONTINUE READING
Meet Emily Emefa Fiankor, second-year Fellow of Teach For Ghana(TFG)

Meet Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, Country General Manager for IBM in Africa

Angela is the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa, responsible for its Ghana operations. Angela is a seasoned marketer with over 17 years’ experience in marketing and sales. At IBM, she has been responsible for pioneering some of the largest deals in both West and East Africa. Angela was awarded the Information Technology Service CEO of the year for 2017 (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana) and was ranked amongst the top fifty women corporate leaders in Ghana in both 2016 and 2017 (The African Network of Entrepreneurs – TANOE). CONTINUE READING
Meet Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, Country General Manager for IBM in Africa

Meet Professor Tebello Nyokong, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa

Prof. Tebello Nyokong holds a Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation professorship in Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa. She has successfully supervised 120 PhD/MSc/Post-Doc students. She has published over 670 manuscripts. Her H index is 60 (ISI) and 67 (Google Scholar). CONTINUE READING
Meet Professor Tebello Nyokong, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa

Meet Freda Yawson, Founder of Innovate Ghana

Freda is a development professional who is passionate about economic transformation in Africa. She received her Master in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University; and her B.Sc.E in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan where she focused on product and automotive design working with General Motors and Toyota. CONTINUE READING
Meet Freda Yawson, Founder of Innovate Ghana

Meet Ibukunoluwa Aribilola, Volunteer Progression Tutor at the African Science Academy

A self-described risk-taker, Ibukunoluwa Aribilola is a Volunteer Progression Tutor at the African Science Academy (ASA) who is committed to motivating African girls to pursue careers in STEM. She has spent the last 4 months of her gap year before university supporting the new cohort academically and mentally through the much familiar process of completing Cambridge International A-levels in a year. CONTINUE READING
Meet Ibukunoluwa Aribilola, Volunteer Progression Tutor at the African Science Academy

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