There is a shortage of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but this woman is on a mission to make a change that’ll make a difference.
Diana Wilson created the nonprofit, Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W) to discover and support Black collegiate women in tech and finance. Now, she’s raising $1 million to equip those same women with the resources that they need to be holistic leaders and achieve their STEM career goals.
What Is Yaa W?
It’s more than just a nonprofit. Wilson is building a movement with the program that is centered around the next generation of Black female leaders.
As a global women development skills center, Yaa W trains Black women across the diaspora while also giving them opportunities to work with renowned Fortune 500 companies.
Within three years, Wilson’s organization has trained more than 700 young African women and she currently maintains a large following across social media. Yaa W has been backed by companies including Google, Bank of America, IBM, MTN, Corporate Finance Institute, and more.
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SOURCE: Afrotech, Shanique Yates