The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation founder and President, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor has been selected to attend Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program from April 14-16 in Boston. Hive is a new type of educational experience for extraordinary CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, and innovators who are actively working to create a better world.
Hive is building a lifelong global community of extraordinary leaders and entrepreneurs who are actively working to create a better world. All have a deep commitment to making a positive impact through their work. Since its inception in January 2014 they have convened 430 entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators from 60 countries around the globe.
So far, the Hive network includes CEOs of $200 million companies, award-winning social entrepreneurs, elected leaders, Olympic Gold Medalists, neuroscientists, tech entrepreneurs, Columbia Professors, Stanford lecturers, human rights activists, engineers from Facebook, Google, and Apple, World Bank researchers, astronauts, and many more extraordinary next-generation leaders who are already contributing to a stronger human society.
We are pleased that our president was recognized and nominated for the program. Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor is the founder and Chief Executive of WAAW Foundation. Born in Nigeria, she received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1998. She obtained the M.Sc. degree from Rice University in Houston, TX and her Ph.D. at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX both in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a graduate of INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship program and attended Stanford Business School’s Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Her industry experience includes software developer and team lead at the Education Technology Division at Texas Instruments, Dallas Texas. She has worked at Intel, HP and IBM research lab. Dr. Okorafor is a member of IEEE, ACM, SWE, NSBE and SPIE and has been the recipient of the Sloan Foundation Fellowship. the AAUW Engineering Dissertation Fellowship and the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship for promoting STEM education. She is a partner at Herbal Papaya LLC and acts as a visiting professor at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja Nigeria teaching courses at the Computer Science department