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Women In Tech Discussion Panel: Experts Identity Skills Development As Key To SUCCESS

To succeed as a woman in the technology industry, you have to try what Chioma Agwuegbo said – develop your skills and grow your network. The tip was one of several shared by discussants at the Advancing Women In Technology discussion panel hosted by WAAW Foundation on Wednesday, July 12 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria. The […]

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WHERE DOES THE MYTH LIMITING WOMEN FROM CAREER EXCELLENCE COME FROM?

WAAW is giving opportunities to young girls to express themselves in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), connecting them with the best opportunities in Africa and beyond.                         WAAW 2017 fellows: scholars from different higher institutions across Africa who won WAAW Foundation’s fellowship opportunity. WAAW believes women can thrive in tech, if […]

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Featured Interview: Sloan Scholar Unoma Okorafor on Inclusivity in STEM Education

“Educating a girl is not a feminist thing to do.” –Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar PhD Given that the under-representation of women and minorities in STEM is such a significant issue—not to mention the primary impetus for the Sloan Minority PhD Program—the above statement from Unoma Okorafor, Sloan Scholar from Texas A&M University, might be jolting. […]

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WAAW Foundation Launches Platform To Send A Girl-Child Back To School

The Working To Advance Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation, has launched a platform designed for donors to raise funds in sending a girl-child back to school. Announcing this in Abuja on Friday, President and CEO of the foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor, stressed that every girl has the […]

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2017 COMPUTING, ROBOTIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CAMP FOR GIRLS

The world is changing, in terms of technology, and things are moving so fast that what was relevant a month ago, has changed differently now. The challenges of the world are changing and we must rise up to them as they present new opportunities for us to explore.  In the midst of this opportunity however, […]

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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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5 FUTURE-MINDED STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN TO SUCCEED IN MALE DOMINATED CAREERS

Generally, ingrained attitudes toward women and established gender biases have restricted some jobs to men while holding other lucrative careers at an overwhelmingly high percentage of men. This makes it difficult for women to explore, advance, let alone succeed in these careers. Nevertheless prioritizing future minded strategies over short term opportunities is one sure way […]

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THE GLOBAL GRAND CHALLENGES AND THE GLOBAL LEADERS

The maiden edition of Hive Africa global leaders program on the 19th- 22nd of April 2017 was a big eye opener and an opportunity for world leaders to communicate and resolve some of the world’s greatest challenges one step at a time. This event was a spectacular experience for many talented participants, mostly youths, from […]

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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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