This event is for teen girls ages 11 through 17.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00 am–2:00 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX 75201
Partners and Presenters
Women in STEM Leadership (WISL) - Partner
Kristi Smith, Branch Manager, Chase Bank - Leadership Presenter
Ucheonye Maple (ucheoneyemaples.com) - STEM Career Success Coach
Dr. Oyinkansola Jinadu, Ph.D Honeydrops foundation -Sexual harassment and gender based violence Presenter
PARENTS: Click here to register your teen daughters. Don't wait till the last minute. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anwep-confident-girl-teen-empowerment-workshop-tickets-94210625517
ANWEP Empower Girls in STEM Scholarship Program
Our Empower Girls in STEM initiative is designed to give underrepresented groups, particularly girls and women, a window into STEM careers through mentorship and role modeling. It is our mission to increase the number of women in STEM through ANWEP’s career-focused programs and initiatives. Investing in young people’s education is very vital since it is directly correlated to employment opportunities, leadership and entrepreneurship. ANWEP awards academic scholarships annually to undergraduate female students in the four areas of STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Women remain vastly underrepresented in STEM studies at both secondary and tertiary levels of education and in the overall technical workforce. Greater female participation in computer science, engineering and technology-oriented jobs would spur innovation and economic advances in all sectors. This is why our organization takes its Mentorship mission very seriously. The key to ensure that aspiring women scientists stay in STEM, are mentors that they can emulate. The importance of mentorship and having female role models should not be underestimated. As more women pursue higher education and enter careers, younger girls will have role models to show them that higher education is attainable for females. Also, these role models will demonstrate that pursuing education opens doors to opportunities otherwise unavailable to girls.
In the News
The ANWEP President, Ogechi Ugwulebo is featured in this week's edition of Voyage Dallas Magazine. Please click on the link below to view the entire interview. http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-ogechi-ugwulebo/
Celebrating Bold women with bold voices, By amoizemagazine https://amoize.com/index.php/2019/07/17/celebrating-bold-women-with-bold-voices/
Our “Empower Girls in STEM” program gives underrepresented groups, particularly girls and women, a window into STEM careers and builds a network of support and ongoing mentorship for students who are interested in studying and practicing STEM. ANWEP recognizes that female education is a crucial component to poverty alleviation and investing in girls’ education also helps delay early marriage and parenthood. It is ANWEP’s goal to increase the number of women in STEM through our mentorship efforts and our career-focused programs and initiatives.
Fight against domestic violence
Our fundraising efforts enables us to provide temporary shelters for young mothers in Dallas and Denton Counties who are victims of domestic violence. We have opened a channel of communication for women who are battered to reach out for help by organizing workshops and outreach programs to spread awareness on domestic violence and the abuse of women and children in our community. Our counseling services and training are designed to help victims become socially and economically autonomous.
We live in a society that puts women on the back burner and as a result, most women and young girls do not reach their full potential professionally. Our Confident Girl Self Esteem initiative is designed to help our younger generation develop a leadership mindset at a very young age. The ultimate aim of this association is to encourage and train significant numbers of women for informed leadership positions that will ultimately promote a progressive development agenda. This we can accomplish through our leadership and entrepreneurial conferences.
ANWEP Programs and Events
ANWEP’s Empower Girls in STEM Mentorship Initiative
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ANWEP’s Confident Girl, Smart Choices Mentorship Outreach Program
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ANWEP’s Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays Initiative
Every year, ANWEP adopts some needy families in our immediate community for the holiday season. Our focus is typically on single parent families with young children. The goal is to make every one’s Christmas wishes come true. ANWEP collects the list of wants for Christmas and endeavors to provide most…