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Ohemaa Adjei Andoh - Ghanaian

Updated: Nov 14

Geological Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and Founder of Girls in Science and Technology (GIST).



Ohemaa Adjei Andoh views herself as an optimist. She is a person who aims to achieve the best results in everything she does. She studied Geological Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). During her time at KNUST, she held the position of Women in Engineering President/Women’s Commissioner for the College of Engineering (2012/2013). She is the founder of Girls in Science and Technology (GIST).


Challenge

Lack of gender equality is a major obstacle for women looking to pursue careers in science and technology.


Solution

  • She founded Girls in Science and Technology (GIST) to give girls and young women better opportunities to pursue STEM. GIST also provides mentorship.

  • GIST offers mentorship programs to Senior High School and Tertiary students in the Science field.

  • The organisation is planning to add sponsorship programs for brilliant but needy girls who wish to study STEM-related courses.


Impact

  • (GIST) is introducing many young girls in their formative years to opportunities in the STEM fields.

  • GIST has put together a group of hardworking and focused women from different STEM fields with the common goal of serving as role models for girls and young women.


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