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>Building human capabilities in STI: The importance of active mentorship in supporting and building women research leaders in South Africa and the African region at large

Building human capabilities in STI: The importance of active mentorship in supporting and building women research leaders in South Africa and the African region at large

ConferenceWednesday, 6 December 2023 to Friday, 8 December 2023

Women continuously face exclusion and inequality in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to date. This exclusion means that many of them might have had limited access to funding, mentorship, support, and platforms that would have allowed them to connect with likeminded individuals in their respective fields and also denied them of the opportunity of sharing their research. The lack of active mentorship programmes between emerging and leading renowned women scientists has made it even more challenging for emerging women scientists to build their careers within STEM and develop leadership qualities. Mentorship is one of the strongest tools between a mentor and mentees that aids in paving the way towards a suitable career path within STEM post tertiary education and PhD. The session will deliberate on why mentorship programmes are important and the benefit of having a mentor as an evolving woman in science. 

>OWSD Nigeria, Ekiti State University Branch had her Seminar in preparation for the 6th Biennial Conference holding at UNIPORT

OWSD Nigeria, Ekiti State University Branch had her Seminar in preparation for the 6th Biennial Conference holding at UNIPORT

Webinar/SeminarTuesday, 27 June 2023 to Wednesday, 28 June 2023
OWSD, Ekiti State University Branch had her Seminar titled; Time Management and purposeful living: keys to a successful life on the 27th of June, 2023 in preparation for the 6th Biennial International Conference holding at the University of Port Harcourt.
 The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun represented by the DVC Academic was honored and decorated as the Patron to the Branch Organization in EKSU. The first speaker, Prof. A.O. Fasuyi spoke on; Time Management and social media while the second speaker, Prof.(Mrs.) A. O. Oluyege spoke on; Life and Purpose - Life after School. The Students from Cognate Faculties were well represented during the programme. The seminar had beautiful interactive sessions with all the students. The branch looks forward to full participation in the forthcoming biennial conference holding from 2nd to 6th July, 2023 at UNIPORT.

>OWSD SANC Youth Month Webinar

OWSD SANC Youth Month Webinar

Webinar/SeminarThursday, 29 June 2023

Join OWSD SANC for our Youth Month Webinar, happening 29th June 2023 at 2pm!



Our inspirational speakers, Prof Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya and Ms Zintle Mfule will take us through "Navigating Gender Disparities: Overcoming Challenges for Young Women in Science".



So don't miss out!

>OWSD NIGERIA, UMUDIKE BRANCH HOLDS SEMINAR WITH QUARTERLY MEETING

OWSD NIGERIA, UMUDIKE BRANCH HOLDS SEMINAR WITH QUARTERLY MEETING

EventTuesday, 20 June 2023 to Thursday, 22 June 2023
There were Seminar presentations by Prof. Joy Nwabueze, former Deputy Vice - Chancellor Admin at Michael Okpara University  of Agriculture Umudike and Dr. Tessy Madu, a Director at National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. They spoke on "How to make yourselves relevant in your work place and Nation as women scientists" and "Building a viable career" respectively. The presentations were followed by Interactive session with questions and answers from participants.
The  Branch Senior Advisers - Prof Ifeoma Irene Ijeh of MOUAU and Dr Tessy Madu encouraged the women to build their careers through setting achievable goals, subjecting themselves to be mentored, being good team players and being diligent in their work place. 
Other highlights of the program were:
A  The announcement of  2023 first cohort Mentors and Mentees of the  OWSD Mentoring program; and
B. the fifteen beneficiaries of OWSD Umudike Conference grant to attend the 2023 OWSD national conference coming up at Uniport

>OWSD SANC Meet & Greet

OWSD SANC Meet & Greet

Webinar/SeminarWednesday, 24 May 2023

Join OWSD SANC for a Meet & Greet online seminar happening May 24th, 2023!

Come find out all about what OWSD SANC has to offer and for an exclusive talk by our very own Dr. Awelani Mutshembele on "The Importance of Finding Mentors as Women in Science".

You'll also have a chance to ask questions, discover more about future projects and network with other OWSD SANC members!

>Women as Leaders in Science in the 21st Century

Women as Leaders in Science in the 21st Century

Webinar/SeminarFriday, 24 March 2023

Join Us in Celebrating Women in Science during International Women's Month with our decorated panellists, Professor Olubukola Oluranti Babalola, Professor Roula Inglesi-Lotz, Professor Rachel Fanelwa Ajayi and Professor Rose Hayeshi, moderated by our OWSD EXCO member, Dr Natisha Dukhi. 

>International Women’s Day & Independence of Mauritius Lecture

International Women’s Day & Independence of Mauritius Lecture

Webinar/SeminarWednesday, 8 March 2023

Event organised by the UNESCO Chair in Computational Chemistry, Computational Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius with the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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