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Brainiacs Women in STEM Network in an initiative of Brainiacs STEM & Robotics to encourage Women and Girls to study and build careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The network will bring women across Nigeria to discuss issues and challenges facing Women and girls in this important field required for the development of our nation.

To keep the momentum following a successful meet-up in 3rd quarter of 2016, Brainiacs WinSTEM Initiative is partnering with Startup Arewa, Colab Kaduna, WTech, GDG KASU, Jamuje and Dialogue Computer Institute to hold another important session to help girls in schools and women appreciate the application of STEM in their daily lives.
The session will hold at the prestigious Colab Kaduna, located at No 4, Barnawa Close, Barnawa, on 13th May 2017 by 10am prompt. Miss Joyce Kasim will anchor the meet-up while key note address will be provided by Aisha Amoka who is the [Interim National Coordinator of Brainiacs Women in STEM.

The meet-up will discuss career guidance to help girls select and pursue a successful career in STEM. For women that have already graduated, the meet-up will highlight ways science and technology could be applied to not only create wealth but also improve the education and well being of the family.

We in Brainiacs WinSTEM Initiative and supporting organizations believe this effort will go a long way on supporting the global push towards gender equality and poverty eradication in line with sustainable development goals. We know the governments at both states and federal level are helping towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals; this initiative is to further support this effort.

Brainiacs Women in STEM Network is organizing a second Meet-up for Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Kaduna. This event is designed for girls in secondary schools to come and listen and be inspired to join stem, undergraduates who are seeking for guides on how to progress with their course of study, Graduates and workers who want to progress in their line of career.

How to get involved individuals and groups that want to get involved in Brainiacs WinSTEM Network or support any part of the initiative,you can send an email to WinSTEM@brainiacs.com.ng or call Aisha Amoka on +234 8069780388. You can follow Aisha Amoka on Twitter @aeeshaar_a for updates on events. Follow us on twitter on @winstembrainiac on twitter or @winstem_b on instagram

Career professionals in STEM related fields or women that have developed competency in application of technology can register to serve as mentors to girls in secondary schools, universities or women that wish to use technology to promote their businesses. Go to this link to register as a mentor: http://bit.ly/winstem

We sincerely thank our supporting organisation particular Brainiacs STEM and Robotics for financially supporting the initiative as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We also wish to thank Ibrahim Jega, the CEO of Startup Arewa for his guidance and encouragement and CoLab Kaduna for hosting the session. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 13th May 2017 at 10am prompt.

Aisha Amoka
Brainiacs Women in STEM Initiative

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