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 Gladys Maina, Founder and Lead Consultant of Panda Consulting Kenya

Gladys Maina is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Panda Consulting Kenya. Panda drives transformational change to deliver innovative solutions that bridge the gap between businesses and technology by adopting IT industry’s frameworks such as ITIL, PRINCE2 and COBIT. Prior to this, Gladys worked with Jhpiego Corporation in IT Service Management responsible for continuous service improvements to align business needs with changing technological advancements. Gladys holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Information Systems and certifications in ITIL Intermediate, PRINCE2, PMD Pro, CCNA and A+. Gladys is a registered member of African Women in Technology (AWIT), Google Women TechMakers and Women in Tech Africa (WiTA). Her passion is in seeing more women breaking barriers in the IT industry. CONTINUE READING
Meet Gladys Maina,  Founder and Lead Consultant of Panda Consulting Kenya

Meet Sarah Khudze, Software Developer at Baobab Health Trust Malawi and Founder of Reach out to Girls (RoG)

Sarah Khudze is a determined young Malawian woman who is passionate about software development, graphic designing, leadership and women empowerment. She is a Bachelor’s degree holder in Management Information Systems (with CREDIT) obtained from the University of Malawi, the Polytechnic. She is currently working as a Software Developer at Baobab Health Trust Malawi, an organisation that promotes health through ICT. CONTINUE READING
Meet Sarah Khudze, Software Developer at Baobab Health Trust Malawi and Founder of Reach out to Girls (RoG)

Meet Juma Baldeh, Founder of HackathonGirls, Banjul

Juma founded HackathonGirls, Banjul, where she mentors and supports young women in her community to overcome stereotypes and eventually achieve desired employment in technology. Juma is also the regional coordinator for Mozilla clubs in the Gambia where she sees that she recruits more club captains in her community by mentoring and supporting them. CONTINUE READING
Meet Juma Baldeh, Founder of HackathonGirls, Banjul

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)

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