2018 TechWomen researchers visit LBNL and BIDS

November 2, 2018

I recently hosted two emerging leaders participating in the TechWomen program - Ijeoma Ezika and Edith Mugehu - who visited LBNL and BIDS to talk about their research. It was a special opportunity to share data science skills and think about creative solutions applicable to constrained environments. Their two-week visit was co-sponsored by Jackie Scoggins of the LBNL IT Division, who helped them make connections in other parts of LBNL, including the Advanced Light Source and the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

TechWomen is an organization that empowers, connects and supports a new generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them with access and opportunities to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities. Through this mentorship and exchange program, TechWomen strengthens participants’ professional capacity, increases mutual understanding between key networks of professionals, and expands girls’ interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models.

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Dani Ushizima with TechWomen researchers Ijeoma Ezika and Edith Mugehu, and LBNL IT's Jackie Scoggins.