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Call For Presenters: ANWEP 2022 Teen Empowerment Workshop. 📣📣📣📣📣

Share your expertise, be an exemplary Role Model, inspire and empower girls in STEM, connect with peers and advance your personal profile. If you are an industry-insider, thought leader, innovator or technology expert, this is your opportunity to contribute as a mentor at ANWEP’s most influential platform.

We are excited to announce that Obianuju Okafor and Ucheonye Maple have joined our list of Mentors as the Leadership and STEM presenters.

Obianuju is a software engineer and researcher who designs and implements accessible mobile and web applications in various languages. Obianuju is also a computer science PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. Her research interests include software engineering, human computer interaction, accessibility, machine learning, and natural language processing. Read more about her work on software engineering for accessibility at https://obianujuokafor.github.io Obianuju also happens to be a computer science PhD Candidate at the University of North Texas.

Ucheonye Maple is the creator of The Exceptional Leader University™ and Elevate[Her] ™. Her mission is to coach and mentor 100,000 women in the STEM field to reduce the number of women leaving the profession and increase the number of women in C-Suite positions. She is a Program Manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. During her 20- year career in engineering, she has worked at fortunate 100 hundred companies that allowed her to support product development from concept to operations. She is a leader with a proven track record of empowering, motivating, and transforming the lives of women in the workplace. She is a professional speaker, coach, mentor and advocate in the STEM community. Uche received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, MBA from University of Phoenix and her M.S. in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate from the Leadership Essentials Program at Loyola University . View her entire bio on her website at https://ucheonyemaple.com

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Our Projects


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

In support of our mentoring outreach efforts in STEM, ANWEP organized and executed a successful inaugural gala on May 5th, 2018 that showcased five STEM advocates from the corporate sector who served as guest speakers. High school students from Dallas and Denton county school districts were offered free admission to…

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ANWEP’s Confident Girl, Smart Choices Mentorship Outreach Program

In fulfillment of our empowerment mission, ANWEP offers a free workshop for teen girls on self esteem and body image. Having poor body image can have numerous negative effects, one of the most common is lowered self-esteem, which carries with it its own associated risks. Poor body image is also…

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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…

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ANWEP Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021 

The week of May 24th through May 28th is Period Poverty Awareness Week. May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Several studies have shown that Periods are keeping girls out of schools. And if girls are missing from classrooms while they’re on their period, then that deprives them of getting a quality education. A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls misses school during their menstrual cycle. Some girls drop out of school altogether once they begin menstruating.
To help fight period poverty, the Association of Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals, ANWEP, embarked on a Teen Empowerment outreach mission to donate period supplies to female teenage students in 5 schools selected by the ANWEP Board of Directors this year.
ANWEP Dallas Chapter, represented by Chief Mrs. Schola Nweke, Dr. Lynda Mbah and Engr. Ogechi Ugwulebo, visited Roosevelt High School, Dallas, TX on May 28th 2021 to donate period supplies to students and mentor them on the importance of practicing good menstrual hygiene and having self confidence even when they are on their periods. Dr. Lynda Mbah covered many topics including recognizing the warning signs of period-related health issues. The students were very happy and thankful to the ANWEP team for reaching out to them and told us that they feel empowered by seeing successful role models who look like them.

ANWEP Confident Girl Self Esteem Workshop Volunteers and Presenters, August 25th 2018, Dallas, TX

A big Thank You to our Confident Girl Self Esteem, Proper Etiquette and Positive Body Image Workshop Volunteers and Presenters. It is the generous support of individuals like you that makes it possible for our organization to exist and helps make the community a great place to live. Having low self esteem is no joke and teenage girls are the most vulnerable. Support ANWEP’s Confident Girl Self Esteem and Positive Body Image Workshop for girls ages 9 – 17. Help us raise Leaders not followers. Order a Confident Girl T-shirt today!

With our presenters, Julianne Schroeder, Dr. Amiso George and Tarsha Daniels