Overcoming the socio-professional BARRIERS and UNCERTAINTIES faced by African girls and women in STEM fields & careers
African girls and women experience several challenges in STEM fields and careers
LOSS OF MONEY
• Only 35% of African students pursue studies in STEM, compared to 50% in other regions of the world.
• Only 7% of electrical and electronics engineers are women. When it comes to engineering-related professions, the number of women is even lower.
• Only 70 researchers per 1 million inhabitants in Africa, compared with 1,680 researchers per 1 million inhabitants in Europe.
LOSS OF MONEY
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What we are currently doing to overcome these problems
- Personalized & continuous follow-up
- Mentors assigned to each woman
- Periodic mentoring sessions between the most experienced and least experienced STEM women
- Training and information workshops on various STEM subjects
- Close access to an outstanding STEM network
- Blog + Various social media activities (Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Tiktok)
- Conferences, Webinars, Meetings & Networking events
GRANT ADVICES & MORE
- Collaboration with funding providers
- Ongoing, up-to-date information on funding programs and scholarships for each level of study : Bachelor, Master, Ph.D, Post-doc
- Support on funding and scholarships application
- Material support to young african students