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African Women in STEM/Technology

Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor: Dr. 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 […]

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SPEEDUP AFRICA – STARTUP BOOTCAMP

DraperDarkFlow in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health – ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) invite  you to apply and participate in SpeedUPAfrica – Africa’s Most Impactful Startup Bootcamp that will gather Africa’s top 100 startups from all over the continent, with Silicon valley/Global Mentors and Investors for 4 days growth and investment focused bootcamp, July 6th-10th at  Ashesi University, Ghana. No speeches, no […]

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WAAW launched Technology Training Institute in Lagos

WAAW foundation is proud to announce the launch of its training institute in Lagos, Nigeria. The training institute aims to provide a world-class educational environment with an advanced hands-on Science, Technology and Engineering training curriculum, taught by experienced instructors. The training institute has started offering training of secondary school students in Computer programming. From April […]

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Secondary school students learn how to code in Lagos

The working to advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation hosted its first ever workshop of the year, which gave girls the opportunity to experience the field of coding. This 3-day Code Workshop in partnership with Association of professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) and Ford foundation was held at WAAW newly equipped office […]

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Dr. Unoma Okorafor met with Chevron Petrotech SIG members

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor met with the members of the Chevron Petrotech SIG to network, share her experience & motivation on helping girls in pursuit of a career in STEM, discuss WAAW future plans and the strategies to support […]

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WAAW founder & president selected to attend 2016 Hive Harvard University Global leaders Program

  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 […]

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WAAW foundation at 2016 Google Techmakers Summit

WAAW at Google Techmakers Int’l Women’s Day Summit. WAAW foundation was pleased to participate in the 2016 Google Techmakers summit on Saturday, 19th March, 2016 at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. Two of the foundation’s executive team, Tolulope Owajoba and Florence Ogunbor, were selected to attend the summit. Women Techmakers is Google’s global program […]

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WAAW foundation at 2016 Next Einstein Forum, NEF at Senegal

WAAW AT NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM, NEF 2016 From March 8-10, Dr. Unoma Okorafor, President and Founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation participated in the NEF Global Gathering, an invitation-only event that united Nobel Peace Prize winners, heads of states and representatives from leading global corporations in Dakar, Senegal. […]

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5 Reasons to Learn to Code in 2016

5 Reasons to learn to code in 2016! If you’ve been on the fence about learning to code, here are a few reasons why you should  definitely pursue it this year:   1) It’s fun. It really is! Coding is all about solving problems. It’s about breaking things down to their constituent parts and building […]

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FIVE REASONS GIRLS SHOULD LEARN CODING

THE FIVE REASONS GIRLS SHOULD CODE  There are five reasons that all girls should learn how to code. Great future jobs in every field – art, medicine, you name it – will go to people who can code. If we want to be part of one of the fastest growing job markets out there we […]

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