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Sustaining and promoting enrolment of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) involves creation of more visibility for women in STEM fields and development of collaborative linkages among women in academia, industry and government. The collaboration works in such a way that women in STEM in academia proffer solutions to societal problems through research while the industry makes use of products of research for the benefits of mankind while women in STEM in the government influence policy making to support enabling environment for women in STEM.
In order to achieve the goal of reducing gender gap in STEM through enhanced visibility, increased collaboration and successful mentor-mentee relationship among women in STEM, the creation of a database consisting of women in STEM in Nigeria becomes a matter of urgency.
Nigerian Women in STEM is the product of several hours of workgroup deliberations via meetings at Schlumberger Foundation Nigeria Outreach Pilot Program held in Abuja and Ibadan from 17 to 21 September, 2018, and online meetings among Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellows, University representatives, Heads of professional bodies and Non-governmental Organizations.
AIM: The aim of NWiSTEM is to reduce gender gap in STEM by promoting enrolment of women in STEM, creating more visibility for women in STEM fields, building strong mentor-mentee relationships and enhancing collaborations among women in academia, industry and government.
VISION: To maintain an updated database of women in STEM across academia, industry and government in Nigeria for enhanced collaboration, visibility and productivity.
"The collaboration works in such a way that women in STEM in academia proffer solutions to societal problems through research while the industry makes use of products of research for the benefits of mankind with women in STEM in government working to influence policies that support enabling environment for Nigerian women in STEM."