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Changing The Gender Game Begins With You

Changing The Gender Game Begins With You

STEM employers have a major gender diversity problem on their hands. This isn’t news, but the numbers bear repeating: According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s 2015 By the Numbers report, women hold just 26% of all U.S. technology jobs, 19% of all U.S. software developer positions, and just 6% of U.S. technology leadership […]

Let’s Help With Moves That Will Help You Hire Women In STEM

Let’s Help With Moves That Will Help You Hire Women In STEM

A recent uptick in successful initiatives like Girls Who Code and all-women STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps point to an important trend: Young women are ready to change the face of STEM fields. In 2017, Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit group that works to inspire girls to pursue their passion for coding and computer science, reported that the […]

U.S. Consulate Trains Women, Students On Drone Technology

U.S. Consulate Trains Women, Students On Drone Technology

The United States Consulate General in Lagos in collaboration with Baltimore-based Global Air Media, on Tuesday concluded a two-day drone technology workshop for students and women. The training was held at the Cedar STEM & Entrepreneurship Hub, and American Corner at Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB), both in Yaba, Lagos, on Monday and Tuesday respectively. A team […]

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Women Scientists To Benefit From New Partnership

Rwandan women scientists have entered a new partnership expected to help increase their visibility. The new partnership announced last Friday brings together Rwandan Association for Women in Science and Engineering (RAWISE), a non-profit organisation and Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OSWD), Rwanda chapter. RAWISE was established last year by a group […]

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

U.S. Supports Nigerian Women Advancement In STEM Fields – John Bray

The United State Consul General in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, has advised that it is better for women to increase their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields of education. Addressing participants yesterday in Lagos during a TechWomen Mentoring programme organised for Nigerian female STEM leaders by the US government, in collaboration with […]

Sheila Minor Huff The Only Woman In The Picture Identified After 4 Decades

Sheila Minor Huff The Only Woman In The Picture Identified After 4 Decades

Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children’s book on orcas when she stumbled into a mystery. In an old article, she discovered a photo of scientists at the 1971 International Conference on the Biology of Whales in Virginia. And she noticed something: Amid the sea of male faces — 37 of […]

Let’s Have More Science, Technology, Innovation Policies That Benefit Women – AFDB

Let’s Have More Science, Technology, Innovation Policies That Benefit Women – AFDB

The African Development Bank has called on African countries to make science, technology and innovation (STI) policies inclusive and place women and girls at the centre of STI programmes. The bank made the call as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science was celebrated across the world. Celebrated each year on February 11, […]

For Women And Girls In Science

For Women And Girls In Science

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progresses towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still underrepresented in these fields. Gender equality has always been a core issue for the […]

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

UNESCO And Mauritius Partner To Empower Women In STEM

As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs. […]

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

Ways To Make Your Daughters ‘Techie’

This is a homemade Plinko machine…complete with hand-crafted prizes. To play, you simply fork over 50 cents to my 11-year-old son and he hands you a Dixie cup with three tokens. (If you ask nicely, he might throw in an extra token.) I’m not showing you this picture to show off his work, although I’m certainly proud […]

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