US Consulate honours Nigerian TechWomen, Tech-wizards

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Ambassador W Stuart Symington and his wife, Susan, Nigerian Tech Women fellows, Carolyn Seaman and Damilola Anwo-Adepose with CPAO Aruna Amirthanayagam

Technology controls the 21st century global community. The global community of technology oriented are always striving to ensure this landmark technology achievement does not elude them, therefore engages their youths in accumulating technology knowledge, skills and expertise.

The America Embassy in Nigeria has acknowledged and honoured Nigerian women technology-wizards in the country, these women are brilliantly, highly talented tech-women who can competent with their global counterparts and influence the global community with the expertise they exercises.

TechWomen is a U.S. initiative empowering and connecting the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

The US Embassy, Ambassador W. Stuart Syminton disclosed that Nigerian women are brilliantly and excellently smart in technology like the American women in the movie, Hidden Figures.” prior to screening of the movie at Genesis Cinemas, in Abuja on Tuesday, in honour of Nigerian TechWomen.

Hidden Figures enunciates, highlight the story of three female African-American mathematicians characters employed by NASA in the 1960s. Working as human intelligent computers but denied recognition or promotion, they would go on to play crucial roles in the American space programme.

Ambassador W. Stuart Syminton further said, “It is an amazing story of women who found something that they love, and before there were computers and the Internet, these women made it possible to put the human race in outer space. You too, can reach for the skies.”

Carolyn Seaman and Damilola Anwo-Ade, two of five Nigerian women selected to participate in the 2017 TechWomen exchange programme.

It was disclosed that Carolyn Seaman has been using technology to empower girls through her Girls Voices Initiative.

Damilola Anwo-Ade has been mentoring the next generation of young women computer coders, including young women, through her initiative CodeIT.

The other two women honoured to participate at the 2017 TechWomen exchange programme are Petra Nnamani, Olamide Ayeni-Babjide and Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu, will also participate in the exchange programme.

“We are committed to building the capacity of women to innovate and make positive contributions to their communities through science, technology, and mathematics,” Ambassador Symington remarked.

TechWomen is a U.S. initiative empowering and connecting the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

The program will bring together 100 women leaders in technology fields for a five-week professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies in California’s Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sometime in March 2017, the United State Consulate Embassy observed and screened the movie titled CodeGirl, an American documentary film that featured the story of five Nigerian girls who won the Technovation Challenge in 2015.

Youths were further urged to take opportunity offer by technology in the 21stc to unlock their potential and influence their society positively.

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