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 Dr. Simone Badal, Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Pioneering Scientist, avant-garde Lecturer and compassionate Philanthropist are a few of the designations ascribed to Dr. Simone Badal. Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI, Mona – she teaches Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell Culture, Pharmacognosy, Biotechnology I, Bioenergetics and Cell Metabolism and Plant Biochemistry courses. She is Primary Investigator for the development of novel Prostate Cancer and normal Jamaican cell lines, Primary Investigator for the development of novel Breast Cancer and normal Jamaican cell lines and has also been Primary Investigator for 3 MSc. students on the screening of the cytotoxic effects of fungal metabolites on established ATCC cancer cell lines. CONTINUE READING
Meet Dr. Simone Badal, Lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Meet Aigiomawu Ehiaghe, Co-Founder & Tech Lead at Vesicash Innovative Technologies, Nigeria

Ehi Aigiomawu is a graduate of Computer Science from Ambrose Alli University, Edo, Nigeria. She began her first software development firm (Codulab Technologies Limited) in 2014 where she was involved with building innovative software products for companies across the globe including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and at the same time, running a free programming program to equip over 200 students across 10 Nigerian universities with coding skills. CONTINUE READING
Meet Aigiomawu Ehiaghe, Co-Founder & Tech Lead at Vesicash Innovative Technologies, Nigeria

Meet Edna Karijo, Digital Skills Program Manager at eMobilis, Kenya.

Edna Karijo is a young leader advocating for digital literacy for youth in Kenya. She is the Digital Skills Program Manager at eMobilis Mobile Technology Institute where she leads a team of 26 to deliver trainings for the Google Digital Skills for Africa initiative. She is a Mentor with the Presidential Digital Talent Program and a Co-founder of two start-ups Msajili Mobile and We Shape. She is also an Alumna of the Young African Leadership Initiative RLC East Africa. Edna is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy and Management with an interest of improving the impact of innovation, technology and digital livelihoods. CONTINUE READING
Meet Edna Karijo, Digital Skills Program Manager at eMobilis, Kenya.

Meet Precious Christon-Quao, SAP Business Analyst at PZ Cussons – Ghana

Precious is a passionate, strategic, results-driven manager with over 12 years of experience across diverse industries in Africa. She has a consistent track record of business results and people development in dynamic and challenging environments. She is highly skilled in IT, SAP, Oracle Audit, Supply Chain, General Finance, Artificial intelligence. CONTINUE READING
Meet Precious Christon-Quao, SAP Business Analyst at PZ Cussons – Ghana

Meet Liliane Uwizeye, Product Validation Engineer at Nokia France

Liliane is a 28 year old Rwandese interested in innovation and technology with a focus on mobile networks. She is currently a Product Validation Engineer at Nokia France. She has an auto-entrepreneur mindset, optimistic and is a believer in the strength of prayers. She likes travelling, reading and adrenaline hunting. CONTINUE READING
Meet Liliane Uwizeye, Product Validation Engineer at Nokia France

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