Celebrating International Women's Day 2016

Today there are many events are being held around the world to celebrate International Women's Day 2016. For example, the #OneDayIWill campaign by Google recognises women who are excelling in STEM careers that are usually associated with men.

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We also joined in the celebration by acknowledging phenomenal women making a difference in STEM industries.

Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei are the co-founders of She Leads Africa. Their platform aims to provide female entrepreneurs across the African continent with financing, knowledge and networking opportunities to build their businesses. Since its establishment, their platform has recruited almost 1,000 women-led start-ups into their network with an overall goal of turning them into pan-African industry leaders.

According to Yasmin and Afua: “Entrepreneurship will be the broad-based driver of economic growth for Africa with the potential to create jobs for more than 200 million young Africans between ages 15 and 24.”

Girls Invent Tomorrow will be taking girl learners from the New Jerusalem Children’s Home (NJCH) to the University of`Johannesburg (UJ) technolab to introduce them to robotics as part of our projects to expose the girl child to careers in technology.