Diana Wilson wants to diminish the scarcity of Black women in STEM-related fields.
She has built Yielding Accomplished African Women (Yaa W). Per MSN, the nonprofit works to find and back Black women in college in tech and finance. Wilson is now raising $1 million to supply those women with the needed tools to help them reach career goals in the STEM arena, including engineering, space exploration, food science, and mathematics.
Beyond its nonprofit status, Wilson is reportedly creating a faction to encourage the next generation of women to become STEM leaders. Calling itself a global women development skills center, Yaa W claims it offers women training and a chance to work with Fortune 500 companies.
The aid is needed. STEM fields have been hot as of late. Though those fields are predicted to experience the highest growth in job numbers between now and 2030, only 28% of the STEM workforce is female, and just 7% is Black, and 6% is Latinx/Hispanic, Black Enterprise reported.
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SOURCE: Black Enterprise, Jeffrey McKinney