Campaign Update

Celebrating Women in STEM

Adanna
Posted September 4, 2018 from Nigeria
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Many times, women's achievements are downplayed and this is not different in STEM.  Many of us are familiar with the movie Hidden Figures. For those who are not, Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson; all brilliant African-American women who worked at NASA and served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. An achievement that turned around the Space Race and has inspired lots of women in STEM.

Thinking about this, made me launch #InspireITdidyouknowseries.

#InspireITdidyouknowseries is focused on highlighting female scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians from around the world whose work has been foundational to STEM. 

We will be celebrating their achievements. 

This will also encourage young girls interested in pursuing STEM careers.

#InspireITdidyouknowseries was launched online on August 20, 2018.

You can find #InspireITdidyouknowseries on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you know any woman whose work has been very important to the development of STEM whether from your country or another country? We're happy to highlight their work and celebrate their achievement(s).

Send us an email at: writetousinspireit@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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jlanghus
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 04, 2018

Hi Adanna,

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing, and I will send a message about some ideas for women to be included. Also, I really love your "InspireIT" name and logo:)

Let us know how it goes....

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Hi Jill,

Thank you very much. I cherish your words.

I am glad you like the name "InspireIT" and logo :)

Love,

Adanna

jlanghus
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Hi Adanna:-) You're welcome! Have a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 04, 2018

Dear Adanna,

I love that you have seen Hidden Figures and are continuing to make known the immense brilliance and achievements of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Their brilliance, and their strength in what they endured. How inspiring that you are making them known to the girls you work with. The stories of so many brilliant women have been left untold. Your work to expand our knowledge about them is so important. I'll send names of any I come across. Also, looking up "hidden histories of women" and "suppressed histories of women" both hold a lot of information not taught in schools. What a great idea to share what we find with InspireIt!

Big hug,

Tam

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Dear Tam,

Thank you for your amazing support always. I really appreciate it.

Yes, I do agree that the stories of so many brilliant women have been left untold. We all have to join hands and make sure these stories are told and that these women are celebrated too.

Looking forward to the names :)

A very big hug and lots of love,

Adanna 

Tarke Edith
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 04, 2018

Hi Adama

Thanks  for sharing this good idea which will help in the growth of our girls sister keep up

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Hi Edith,

Thank you for your kind words.

Love,

Adanna

Beth Lacey
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 04, 2018

This is great.  I am sure you will get some amazing stories.

Beth

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Dear Beth,

Thank you for your kind words and for always encouraging me.

Love,

Adanna

Gulzaib Tareen
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

If something is achieved it needs to be encouraged. 

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Exactly! Thank you Gulzaib.

Jacqueline Namutaawe
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

It is great to recognise and acknowledge the achievements of others. This is a brilliant initiative; keep it up as you encourage more girls and women ito STEM careers.

Adanna
Sep 05, 2018
Sep 05, 2018

Dear Jacqueline,

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. 

Love,

Adanna

SanPatagonia
Sep 09, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

Wonderful idea! Wikipedia is working on a WikiProject about Women in Science. Here in Argentina there was an opening event (editaton) a couple of months ago and we were about 30 people working on biographies of women who have never been in the public eye before. I think it's a global initiative, since I've read this article in Nature about it!

I'm with you on Twitter, let's spread the voice! Representation matters!

Adanna
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Sharon Makunura
Sep 09, 2018
Sep 09, 2018

Great idea Adanna.

Adanna
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

Thank you Sharon :)

kyla
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

What a fabulous idea Adanna! I think you will find out so much interesting information and be able to share inspiring facts about so many women. 

Adanna
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind words and support Kyla.

Love,

Adanna

Akinjise Daniel
Sep 10, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

Well done Adanna. Continue the good work

Adanna
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 11, 2018

Thank you Daniel.

Ngala Nadege
Sep 13, 2018
Sep 13, 2018

Thanks so much Adanna for sharing.

I don't know why many African girls run away from STEM saying its for men but thanks to powerful women like you and Sophie Fon from Cameroon that women and girls will see reasons to embrace STEM

Adanna
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Thank you Ngala.

I really do hope that more girls and women will embrace STEM. 

Love,

Adanna

Obisakin Busayo
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

Well done my Sister! You are appreciated.

Love

Busayo

Adanna
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Thank you big Sister!

Love,

Adanna

Adanna
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Thank you big Sister!

Love,

Adanna

Olubee
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Hello Adanna,

Well done on all your work and the idea of inspireITdo you know series is a great idea.I love your work in stem and i will also need you to inspire youth in my community,i will inbox the details.

Much love

Adanna
Sep 24, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Dear Olubee,

Thank you very much.

I would be very happy to work with you.

Love,

Adanna

Olubee
Oct 07, 2018
Oct 07, 2018

Thanks sis.Will make arrangement and let you know ahead of time.

ARREY - ECHI
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

Hi Adanna, Thank you for shinning the light on women's achievements and for encouraging more girls in STEM. I love the logo.