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Fostering STEM skills and careers among young women

28 Aug 2018 - 09:30

Located at SAP Next-Gen Lab spaces on university campuses worldwide and launched in a collaboration with The Female Quotient and their Girls’ Lounge program, #sheinnovates Girls’ Lounges aim to encourage young women to pursue STEM education and gain skills as next-generation purpose-driven innovators who can accelerate solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are excited to open the first African #sheinnovates Girls’ Lounge,” said Gwamaka Mwalemba, manager of the SAP Next-Gen Lab at UCT. “Due to the high levels of gender inequality in Africa – especially in tech – it is extremely important to inspire young girls to become entrepreneurs and innovators. By establishing the Girls’ Lounge, we created a space where our female students can come together to collaborate and exchange ideas, as well as share knowledge, experiences, and inspirations that will drive them to become successful entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents.”

Find out more about the initiative here.

View photos from the event here.

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