Yielding Accomplished African Women, a US-based African non-profit organisation, is poised to push the limits of their mission empowering and educating young African women for careers in STEM fields. Diana Wilson, Ghanaian-American entrepreneur and founder, announced the organization’s goal to train 1,000 university students from West African institutions in an accelerator program. The accelerator would equip the students with the skills to attain internships and jobs at the likes of firms such as Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Google, Microsoft, Ecobank, and Stanbic Bank.
“Due to COVID-19, there are over 4 million university women at home in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.) is committed to improving the lives of those in underserved communities. Thus we have launched the application for the virtual version of the Our Girls, Our Future Program. The 3rd annual Our Girls, Our Future program is created by industry experts, 100% virtual, experiential and fully immersive. The program is 100% free.”
Applications close May 31st and there are limited spots. Applicants can apply at https://www.accomplishedafricanwomen.org