Project and Leader:
Girls Leadership in Education and Technology Careers
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
What inspired you to get involved with this project/organization?
I have always been fascinated by the way technology keeps changing and improving. This is why I decided to study ICT. I have a degree in networking and telecommunications and I am always looking at ways to further my knowledge. This project is a great opportunity for me to strengthen my skills but it is also a great way to help girls realize their full potential in the STEM field.
This project fits well for me as I have a degree in networking and telecommunications. I am currently taking Cisco courses, furthering my knowledge of the network. This project will also strengthen my own capacity and it is an opportunity for sharing and encouraging other female students involved in this sector.
What do you hope to learn from the WeTech Network?
Through the network, I hope to learn more about leadership and best practices for getting more girls into technology careers. I want to develop skills in leadership and support other girls to engage in technology careers so that they may be empowered at a personal and financial level.
What is your big dream for girls and women in STEM?
My dream is to see more girls enter STEM fields. I would like to encourage girls to persevere and no longer assume that this sector is only for men or that it is harder than other fields. I wish to see more women in leading positions advocate for closing the gender gap.
What is the goal of your project?
We hope to inspire young Congolese girls to sign up for and push through computer science, networks and telecommunication courses at the university level.
Who is the target audience for your project?
We are targeting 350 female high school students taking sciences classes and 50 female students studying computer science, networks and telecommunication.