Advancement of Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Disciplines

Women of color face numerous barriers in the STEM fields. In a well-researched paper, the scholars indicate the unique factors that contribute to challenges that women of color face in the STEM industry, including tokenism, bicultural stress, racism and stereotyping, among other challenges. The research also examines the combination of courage, strength and resilience that […]

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Gender in Higher Education in Africa

Education at all levels in Africa is gendered and disparities are visible in higher education. Although some progress has been made in increasing female participation, research shows that as Amina Mama states, “patriarchal knowledge is still coded into everyday practices.” According to the CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa) article, the […]

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President Obama Recognizes Inspiring Story of a Nigerian Woman, Saheela Ibraheem

On February 26th, in honor of Black History Month, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama honored 19 year-old Nigerian Saheela Ibraheem with an official White House reception. Named among the “World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers,” Ibraheem was accepted into 14 prestigious colleges including MIT, Harvard, Cornell, Brown, Princeton, among others. She started Harvard at age 15 […]

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