ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Organisations: 16. Lotus STEMM

Lotus STEMM

Location: South Asia

Lotus STEMM is a grassroots community for South Asian women which works to increase the visibility of and inspire South Asian girls and women in STEM. They provide resources for parents and teachers as well as students, and workshops and mentoring to help women develop skills. They run competitions, such as the recent Degrees of Success video contest, and carry out research on issues affecting women. In 2020, they were awarded The STEM Squad Cross-Pollination Grant for their mentorship program.

You can follow their work here:

Twitter: @Lotus_STEMM
Facebook: facebook.com/Lotus-STEMM
Instagram: @lotusstemm
YouTube: Lotus STEMM
Website: lotusstemm.org

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ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Advocates: 15. Dr Allison Gardner

Dr Allison Gardner

Location: United Kingdom

Allison is a Teaching Fellow and Programme Director for the Science Foundation Year at Keele University, where she researches machine learning for disease prediction, and gender and computing. She co-founded Women Leading in AI in 2018, is an alumnus of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme and is a panel member for the Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award. Allison also spoke at our International Women’s Day event in 2019 ‘IWD: Shifting the balance in STEM‘.

You can follow her work here:

Twitter: @AllisonCGardner@WLinAI
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dr-allison-gardner
Website: womenleadinginai.org

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ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Organisations: 15. Women In STEM Brainiacs

Women In STEM Brainiacs

Location: Nigeria

Women In STEM Brainiacs is a not-for-profit initiative from Brainiacs STEM & Robotics and encourages girls and women in STEM. They run a mentoring scheme, STEM competitions and events, internships and are setting up STEM networks in schools.

You can follow their work here:

Twitter: @WinStemBrainiac
YouTube: Brainiacs STEM & Robotics
LinkedIn: Brainiacs STEM and Robotics
Instagram: brainiacs_ng
Website: brainiacs.com.ng

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ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Advocates: 14. Naadiya Moosajee

Naadiya Moosajee

Location: South Africa

Naadiya is an entrepreneur and engineer who co-founded WomHub, an incubator for female-led STEM businesses, and is also a co-founder of WomEng. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014, was a Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards Finalist in 2017 and was one of 12 African leaders accepted onto the Facebook Community Accelerator this year.

You can follow her work here:

Twitter: @NaadiyaMoosajee
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/naadiya-moosajee-a8800810
Website: womeng.org

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ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Organisations: 14. Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC)

Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC)

Location: United Arab Emirates

Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) was founded in 2012 and is a not-for-profit which highlights Arab women in tech through networking and events. They have over 2,500 members across chapters in 17 countries. ArabWIC collaborate with a number of organisations and educational institutions, such as Women in Data Science (WiDS), to hold events and conferences in the Middle East, and were also one of five NGOs to participate in the Girls Got IT initiative.

You can follow their work here:

Twitter: @ArabWIC
Facebook: facebook.com/arabwic
Instagram: @arabwic
YouTube: Arab Women In Computing (ArabWIC)
LinkedIn: Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC)
Website: arabwic.org

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