Unlocking women’s leadership in Africa through STEM
Room: Discovery Space
STEM skills have the potential to drive development and empower whole communities. But in Sub-Saharan Africa, women represent less than a third of those employed in scientific research and development. At the same time, women are disproportionately affected by issues where STEM and technology can have the most impacts - from access to finance and healthcare, to food security and green energy. Across the continent, what policies, practices and environments best help women access STEM to innovate and lead at scale? How can companies and other organisations contribute to unlocking women's leadership through STEM?