Women are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields globally, but the situation is worse in Africa. In response to this, the Inter-Academy Partnership-Research (IAP-R) partnered with NASAC to publish a book profiling African women scientists. This publication profiles women in STEM fields in Africa. The stories are written mainly to inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science.
Quotes from OWSD South African National Chapter EC members:
“Very inspiring indeed. I have left a copy in our reading room to motivate and inspire our postgraduate students
“Thank you for this. I think this is an incredible book, showcasing African women scientists across all of NASAC’s member countries. It covers a lot of subjects within the stories, and I hope it will be widely disseminated. I would like to endorse its publication”.
“I like the booklet. Oh, I missed out on that. Next time anyway. The content is commendable. I endorse it”.
“Inspiring booklet and should be shared widely with those involved in promoting STEM in schools, NGOs and higher education institutions”.