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WAAW FOUNDATION HOSTS DISCUSSION FORUM ON AFRICAN WOMEN IN TECH

Have you imagined what the world would be like if more young African girls are inspired to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Courses and the society encourage more women to lead? Your guess may be as good as ours, – when women lead in tech, in business and other areas, we give others […]

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AWELE Academy She Hacks Africa: Witnessing My Vision Come to Fruition

Vanessa Oguamanam is an Mentor Volunteer officer at WAAW Foundation. Before joining WAAW Foundation, Vanessa received her B.S in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at UMD. Between January to February 2017, Vanessa worked on the AWELE Academy’s “She Hacks Africa” […]

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How Dr. Unoma Okorafor Is Empowering African Girls In STEM Education With WAAW Foundation

The New African Woman magazine held the second edition of its popularly-received New African Woman Forum(NAW Forum) in Dakar, Senegal, on 12 and 13 April, building on the success of its inaugural event that took place in London last March. The forum believes that the key to Africa’s development lies in harnessing the contributions, potential and creativity of […]

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“Women Should Be Given The Opportunity To Build And Develop Tech Solutions” – Olamide Egbayelo

WAAW Foundation held her April edition of monthly tweet meet with Olamide Egbayelo, one of Nigeria’s emerging young women in tech. Olamide holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and a diploma in Social Media Marketing. She has experiences working in tech, entertainment and non-profits. Discussing “Women Leading Tech Change In Africa,” Olamide Egbayelo disclosed how […]

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Six Strong African Women In Tech

The idea that the tech industry in Africa is male-dominated is massively getting eroded following smart and assertive African women occupying the centre stage and changing the face of the industry on the continent with their giant strides in the global community. Women are increasingly bridging the gender-gap in tech and creating equal opportunity in […]

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“The Future Of Women In The Tech Industry Is Yet To Be Fully Achieved” – Ebele Agu

Ebele Agu is the Vice President and Board Secretary of WAAW Foundation. Ebele is very passionate about education, she believes everyone should have access to education and be given an opportunity to realize their full potential. She is especially dedicated to ensuring that the African girl child is given an opportunity and access to STEM […]

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Meet Winners of WAAW Foundation 2017 STEM Scholarship Award

In year 2016, Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, announced her annual scholarships award to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related course in an African University. The initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college […]

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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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