At SLAWiSE, "We can be role models that encourage girls to pursue the sciences..."
SLAWISE – Sierra Leone Association of Women in Sciences was inaugurated during the 2nd Annual Science Education Workshop, May 2013. SLAWISE is a regional network for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEM) in industry, enterprise and academia.
It is a forum to both be offered help. Furthermore it is a supportive environment to talk about issues that can be difficult to raise in competitive scientific environments.
At SLAWiSE, we are role models that encourage and motivate girls, ladies, women of diverse cultures and nationalities to pursue the sciences. It is our dream and vision to inspire everyone woman to stand out in the sciences.
One of our core objectives is to help build and preserve the participation of Women in science, engineering and technology (SET) fields in both industry and academia by organizing capacity building/ networking meetings and access to a mentoring scheme as well as gathering and distributing information.