Co-Founder of Pwani Teknowgalz, Aisha Abdulqadir, was featured as the first STEM Woman of the Week (WOW), a project being undertaken by Nsesa Foundation.
In the interview with Nsesa Foundation, Aisha who lives in Mombasa, Kenya said from a young age she was fascinated with how technology was changing the world.
This fascination coupled with her desire to create something to solve problems her community faced, pushed her to get into the project.
Aisha armed herself with a degree in Information, Communication and Technology and become an ICT trainer and web developer.
She then went on to co-found the social enterprise Pwani Teknowgalz; inspiring young girls to join the STEM field thorough mentorship and interactive training.
When asked to give an advice, Aisha said, “My advice to fellow women in STEM is that they should stand out and be the ambassadors of change in their communities by mentoring and nurturing upcoming women who are interested and passionate about pursuing STEM careers, sharing their experiences and exchanging ideas with them.
“For the upcoming women in STEM, I would say be open to learn new skills, be determined and passionate about what you are doing.”
About the project
STEM WOW is a project by Nsesa Foundation to tell the stories of young inspirational African women on the continent and in the diaspora who are rocking it in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.