Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W.) is building the largest online career community and talent pipeline of Black college women in STEM, and the place where hundreds of young women are building their career. Despite gains, poverty still has a woman’s face!
We are on an ambitious mission to invest in the under-invested: Black college women in tech and finance (STEM). We have been serving african women for the past three years.
What issue and opportunity do we address?
📌By 2030, there will be 375 million young people in the job market in Africa.
📌By 2030, 42% of the global youth will be African.
📌Women represent one of the largest pools of untapped labor.
With our rapid growth and expansion and as part of our 3 year anniversiry we’ve launched a donor campaign.
The theme for this year’s donar campaign is:
We need your investment to continue to inspire, upskill and credentialize unconventional talent for employability into the finance and technology industry worldwide.
What We’ve Achieved So Far
🎉 Launched our online academy in March boasting 1.5k women from 12 countries
🎉 Expanded our “Our Girls,Our Future” from a one time 6 week accelerator for 10 girls in Accra, Ghana to a bi-annual accelerator with at least 150 fellows in each class
🎉 Increased Africa’s first professional STEM sorority chapters in universities across Africa. Current stats: 8 active chapters, 365 sisters, and 3 countries represented.
🎉 Propelled 315 African women into ML/AI careers through Africa’s first ever Women in Machine Learning conference
🎉 4/80 Yaa W alumnae recognized as the top 80 African women in machine learning and also some of the youngest on the list
🎉 2/5 Grace Hopper Women in Tech awardees were Yaa W alumnae (only Black awardees)
🎉 Yaa W alumnae, Paulina, recognized as top Coursera learner for #LearnWithoutLimits
Supported 5% of Yaa W Alumnae to enter into Masters+ degrees at Carnegie Mellon (US), Stevensons University (US), African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, etc.
🎉 Awarded by the United Nations for "Best project in the world under the category of e-learning and capacity building."
🎉 Recognized by Nonprofit HR as the 2021 Nonprofit Women to Watch List.
What We Hope To Achieve Next
Impact of Your Investment
⚙️ Support our 6 member team of experts to develop the largest recruiting and professional networking platform for Black college women in STEM
👩🏾🏫Fund our $20,000 “Women in STEM” scholarship with Ashesi University
🎓Scaling our efforts to train 5,000 African college women
👩🏿💻Invest in our fund to support 10 computer labs in high schools in Ghana
🤝Establish 10 more professional STEM sorority chapters across Africa
When You Give You Will:
Rest easy knowing that thousands of African women are succeeding because of your generosity
Increase Yaa W’s impact and visibility through sustainable funding year-round
Unite with a community of givers dedicated to investing in the advancement of African women
Celebrate your gift with a certificate of appreciation