You owe it to yourself to realize the potential within you: My journey

Lucy-QuistLucy Quist is a trailblazer! Apart from being the outgoing CEO of Airtel Ghana, she leads in championing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) agenda. She is a witty electrical engineer, a creator, a problem solver with a big dream, an Africa transformed through technology. She is also a mother and mentor to many. Our chat was full of eye-openers and encouraging tidbits. Continue reading

My Passion – Geology

Ms. Keketso Patricia Kabi, a final year student of Geology at the University of Botswana, originally from Lesotho, tells us about her passion in geology.


Geology_by_KeketsoWho I am, Why I chose geology  and why I still want to do it.
I fell in love with geology from watching National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on television in primary school.  My sister always thought I was joking but I knew what I wanted to do. Continue reading

UNCOVER A MENTOR

Most people talk about mentors. I used to be envious of my friends who had mentors. It seemed like they were ahead of me in one way or the other because I knew the benefits of having one. I figured that because of my limited knowledge in getting a mentor, I would not be getting mentored in the near future. You’ve probably gone through the effective components of great mentorship relationship in the previous article (see here) and, like me a few years back, you are wondering “how do I get a mentor? Where do I find them?” Continue reading

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