Across the world, women remain underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This is especially true in many African countries including Nigeria. In June 2014, three young Nigerian women came together with a vision: a world where the number of women in the STEM industries has risen and women feel welcomed and appreciated for their efforts and achievements. They realised that one way to do this was by encouraging more young girls to take up STEM subjects at secondary school and university and stick with it even after education. Hence, Afro-Tech Girls was born.
At Afro-Tech Girls we are really passionate about encouraging more girls and young women to embrace the STEM subjects and we are making it a point to do this in fun and innovative ways. We want to show YOU that being a woman in STEM doesn't need to be daunting or intimidating and connect you to the vast and varying world that is STEM!
"The world is in desperate need of what women have to offer: our voice, our perspective and our thinking"
To inspire and equip girls and young women with STEM skills and education
Increased participation of girls and young women in STEM
In 2019, Co-Founder Adeola Shasanya won the ELOY award for her contribution to ICT and Technology!
In 2017, Afro-Tech Girls won the SME 100 Nigeria, 25 under 25 Young Entrepreneurs Award in the Technology and Cybersecurity category