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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

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, in year 2016, 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 […]

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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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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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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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WAAW participates in 2016 Women Forum, Mauritius

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor participated in a 2-day “Women’s Forum” in Mauritius. The theme of the Forum is: “Meeting the Climate Challenge for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Africa.” Participants debated on climate and health solutions; climate, agriculture, […]

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