UN statistics record economic loss from gender inequality as $12 Trillion of which $42 billion is recorded for the African continent. In Nigeria, female workforce participation in STEAM is 19% equating to a ratio of 4 men to 1 woman for jobs in the STEAM sectors
Womenovate, a female-focused online learning platform offering women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics) access to resources, training courses, and jobs globally has launched today Friday, April 1, 2022, in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Abuja-based edtech platform is connecting women in STEAM to world-class universities and companies, helping them to close the gender gap/disparity and increase female participation in STEAM fields and sectors.
Speaking on the recent launch, Motunrayo Opayinka, CVO and Founder of Womenovate said, “At Womenovate, we understand that women are the core of the economic engine for any nation and economic loss from gender inequality is fast increasing globally.
As such our ethos and philosophy are focused on providing Nigerian women with resources to build successful careers and businesses in STEAM by being an aggregator of products that will economically empower women in STEAM, helping close the gaps, eliminating barriers and open them to borderless opportunities.”
Motunrayo is an experienced technology and business transformation executive, who hopes to bring her experience to transforming Nigerian women in STEAM.
According to Motunrayo, women who take Womenovate’s aggregated courses will get certified by accredited world class institutions while getting matched to corporate organizations for lucrative jobs.
Through the platform, users will attain a better standard of living with the capacity to support their families.
“With our diverse expert team at Womenovate, we are well positioned to achieve this goal and the vision of being the number one destination for African women in STEAM globally.”, She added
Pre-Registration is open for Nigerian Women in Tech, Ecosystem Resource Partners, and Mentors on its website.
Womenovate is an online educational platform for Nigerian women in STEAM. The edtech platform ethos is aligned with SDG5, helping to close the gender gap in STEM.
The startup is closing the gaps and eliminating barriers for Nigerian women in STEAM, through the normalization of both Education and Experience opening them up to endless opportunities.
Featured Image: Motunrayo Opayinka, CVO and Founder of Womenovate