Mohammed highlighted how stereotypes have long hindered women’s career advancement in STEM industries.
The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has emphasised the urgent need to educate more girls in Science, Technology, Economics, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to enhance access to digital banking services in Nigeria,
She noted this in a keynote address at the 2023 International Conference, Exhibition, and 40th anniversary celebration of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN).
The conference, held in Abuja on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, was themed “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Engineering: Embracing Vision, Amplifying Voices, and Shaping the Future.”
In her virtual address, Mohammed addressed the challenges faced by women in engineering, highlighting how stereotypes have long hindered women’s career advancement in STEM industries.
“STEM education is key to securing economic rights for women by extending digital banking services even to rural areas and creating new income and job opportunities to overcome the gender divide,” Ms. Mohammed asserted.
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