Essential Components for effective mentor-ship relationships

My journey to success has just begun. Maybe this journey began subconsciously, with the mind refusing to acknowledge its existence and yet, contributing to a percentage of my current success. I am a strong believer in having a life purpose and a dream. A big DREAM. Finding this purpose may be clear to many but is a daunting odyssey for me. Some days I wake up with a clear vision of my direction in life, and then other days, my sand castle crumbles before my eyes. Can you relate to occasional self-doubt? Do you sometimes wish you could stay in your comfort zone and still succeed in life? Who set standards for success anyway? What is success to you? This is why mentorship is important. Continue reading

Call for Contributors

AWSE has embarked on a journey to share  the experiences of the African Woman in STEM through this blog. As a great team of female scientists and mentors, we look forward to having you as part of our family.

Are you a female scientist or engineer from any part of the Africa and the world in general? Are you interested in mentoring young people through your experiences? You are invited to share your experience as a woman in STEM. It is our hope that through this blog, more girls will be encouraged to join STEM fields and aspire to be leaders in their fields.

If you are interested, kindly email us at info@aawse.org

Why I still choose engineering

Letter addressed to my form four leaver self:

Dear Keziah,

I vividly remember my first day in campus. If we had met a week before 4th May that year, you would laugh at me if I told you that I was going to enrol for an engineering course. Well, that is a story for another day but here I am and I keep on thinking, what would I tell my first year self? This may sound cliché but the only reason I chose engineering was because I was confident that I was a bright student. Yes I am. In my family, engineering, medicine, architecture and similar careers are expected on passing your exams. I do not regret enrolling for engineering, infact, I have grown to enjoy it. So if I could go back, what pep-talk would I give myself? Here goes:  Continue reading