The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ghana (WiSTEMGh) has officially been launched at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The launch brought together women in STEM from all over the country under one umbrella to deliberate on the role WISTEM play and chart a path for mentoring young female scientists.
WiSTEMGh seeks to inspire the younger generation to take up STEM careers. It is expected that the launch will set the roadmap to increase female enrollment in science and technology subjects, facilitate scientific and technological and leadership capabilities of women, provide a framework for intra and inter institutional collaboration and promote a science and technology culture in the society.
The launch of WiSTEMGh saw female scientists across the country sharing their experiences in order to inspire young girls drawn from first and second cycle schools to take up education as well as careers in the STEM.