When stories of successful women in architecture are shared in Africa, there is no doubt that Olajumoke Adenowo will be considered an important figure. A woman of substance who has thrived on her passion for design, Olajumoke has made a name for herself in the African society.
Phyllis Wise is one of the very special women in academia who has made history and smashed stereotypes as a result of her exceptional works of science. Speaking of exception, she remains the first woman and the first Asian American to serve as president of the University of Washington (UW).
Being an exception in providing value in various aspects of life is what passionate people love to do, adding beauty to life’s untapped resource and making a masterpiece out of it. Great people strive to become masters and expertise in their field of work, leaving marks and footprints for all to see and copy.
Anida Yoeu Ali was born to Western Cambodian parents in 1974. Her parents hailed from Battambang the capital city of Western Cambodia.
When it comes to teaching and other academic roles, passion for the job is an important factor as it goes a long way to shape an attitude to work. Although some aspects of the academia are still male-dominated, women have recorded outstanding achievements in their given fields and this in itself serves as a source of inspiration to women across regions who aspire to engage in this noble profession.
The Sciences have also been impacted by a huge number of special women all around the world including Africa.
Julie Mehretu is a contemporary Ethiopian-born American artist. She was born in the year 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, not as an artist but as the first child of a professor who moved with his family to East Lansing, Michigan in 1977, to occupy a teaching position at Michigan State University.
Ana Mari Cauce is the president of the University of Washington, and the 33rd individual to seat in that position.