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The Outcome Of The ITU, UN Women And SXSW Panel: Do Women In Tech Really Matter?

Year after year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival is a sell-out success story. This year, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ITU) and UN Women jointly organized a panel discussion on “why women in tech matters?” in the context of the conference that is popularly known for its […]

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SXSW PANEL: WHY WOMEN IN TECH MATTER MAR 11, 2017 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

It’s women’s week {International Women’s Day}, and that means we have a lot to talk about. SXSW panel’s guest speakers Dr. Unoma Okorafor, Niamh Scanlon, Doreen Bogdan-Martin and William Hurley, will be tackling the most disturbing issue in tech industry. They will discuss the issue of gender balance in the field of technology. This is […]

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International Women’s Day: More Than Just a Day

Women have become the embodiment of modern perception, as more and more women are becoming change agents in the world.  The corporate world has recorded a huge shift in the working population and productivity of women in recent time, and so gender parity is taking a new turn. Scores of women are taking lead in […]

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Discover how we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa

Discover How we have been working to promote STEM Education for girls in Africa Our Annual reports give us the opportunity to report to you — the people who support us and make our work possible — on our recent achievements. But the work we do far exceeds the capacity of this report to tell […]

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Our Vice-President’s Thank you Note – 2016/2017

THANK YOU At the beginning of every year, I get the opportunity to write this short heartfelt thank you for the previous year. This year is no different and there isn’t enough words that can aptly express how thankful we are at WAAW Foundation for our partners and supporters. At WAAW foundation our vision remains […]

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Our President’s Annual Remark – 2016/2017

Dear WAAW Foundation Family, 2016 was another remarkable year for WAAW Foundation. This year, our vision became even clearer, and we moved purposefully towards achieving significant progress towards  building a movement to empower women and girls across the African continent in STEM. We believe in the potential of African women to use Technology to transform […]

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Changing the Cycle: How #SheHacksAfrica Is Building A Generation of African Women In Tech

The Abuja edition of #SheHacksAfrica has come and gone but the memory and knowledge gained will forever linger in the minds of the participants that came from across Africa. In November 2016, Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation and African Women Engineering Leadership and Entrepreneurship (AWELE) Academy, announced the opening of […]

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Tweet Chat with Kishau Rogers, Founder of Websmith Group, on “Women Leading Tech Change In Africa.”

Gender inequality remains a burning issue confronting women and girls in Africa especially as it is linked with deep rooted traditional culture. Women face barriers such as poverty, illiteracy, and discrimination when getting training and education. With the increasing gender gap in technology and low rate of African girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics […]

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Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]

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Encouraging Women In STEM Industries

Historically, gender imbalance has been a cancer that has plagued almost every aspect of life. In the education sector, nowhere is this more evident than in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, collectively known as STEM. The STEM fields have always experienced a woman problem all across the world, but more so in […]

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