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Digital Gender Gap Is A Major Problem In Modern Society

Digital gender gap is a major constraint to innovation, growth and economic development.  It weakens the innovation potential of a society by hindering a large proportion of citizen’s productivity. Digital gender gap is a gender inequality with regard to fewer women having access to the use and impact of information communication and technology. Womenfolk are […]

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AFRICAN WOMEN IN TECH CONFERENCE CO-LOCATE WITH HIVE AFRICA GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Application is opened for the 2017 HIVE Africa Global Leaders Program. This is a 3-day holistic innovative, entrepreneurship and leadership training designed around life, work and the world.  Program attendees will have the opportunity to join a committed network of mission-driven leaders, implement daily habits that will help make a big impact, create an action […]

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THE NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR IT CAREER

Looking to boost your entrepreneurial skills and keep yourself in business? Being successful is all about professionalism; it is important and gets you paid. Tech skills have become the fundamental requirement for many lucrative careers and 90% of future jobs will strictly require these skills. You might have been met with so many impracticable endeavors […]

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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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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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Dr. Unoma Okorafor’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony

Watch and listen to our President’s speech at the 2016 GEM Tech Awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand.

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WAAW foundation selected as 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Finalist

We are proud to announce that we are a finalist for the @ITU @UN_Women #GEMTECHAwards

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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Women in Tech Week Community Outreach in Abuja

WAAW foundation and ETSD foundation organized a community outreach in Federal Government Girls College, Abaji-Abuja from September 26-27th, 2016 under the umbrella of the Women in Tech Africa, Abuja Chapter. During the ‘Women in Tech Africa Week’, we engaged about 400 secondary school girls in hands-on training on Technology( learnt scratch programming and Arduino), and […]

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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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