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“Every single epidemic, I lose colleagues. Doctors/nurses/lab scientists, people I knew personally, people whose work I have followed”

As the reality of the global pandemic continues to stare us in the face, here in Amazons Watch Magazine, our hearts go to all medical personnel and health workers on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19.

All across the nations of the earth, health workers are putting their lives in line on a daily basis to ensure that the world is delivered from this deadly virus.

By Miracle Nwankwo There is a growing list of women who are becoming more aware of what it means to be an amazon in a world in dire need of survival. Jackie Y. Ying is an impressive personality, an addition to the list of Muslim women doing and achieving great things on the planet. Prof. Ying is a woman you should definitely know, especially in an unprecedented time where the whole world is at a standstill following the onslaught and spread of COVID-19 pandemic. She is the current Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore. Prof. Ying has been recognized with a number of research awards but most importantly she and her team have just come up with a rapid test that can tell if a person has COVID-19 in less than ten minutes. For future consumption of this article, the COVID-19 is the abbreviated…

The African Technology Industry is beginning to feel the heat of many innovative women who are uniquely building the tech industry in their various regions. In West Africa, Rebecca Enonchong, stands as a dedicated tech entrepreneur with unrestricted dedication towards upholding technology in Africa. Rebecca was Born in Cameroon in 1967. In her early teens she relocated to the United States with her family. While in the States, she started working as a door-to-door newspaper subscription vendor at the age of 15. When she was 17 she was promoted to the position of a manager at the same company. Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Catholic University of America. Having concluded her undergraduate studies, she went on to work for a number of organizations including Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and Oracle Corporation, and she was also an independent consultant serving multinational clients. In 1999,…

There is nothing as powerful as a group of single-minded and strong-willed women who have refused to take no for an answer to what they believe in life. These classes of women are unstoppable to any force that tries to limit them. Today, women have begun to dominate all fields and industries especially in fields and countries where they have been underrepresented in the past – the tech-industry for example. It is no longer news when we hear the tremendous results of various women in tech. In Ghana we have Anne Amuzu-Ewoenam a young, self-motivated and vivacious technology entrepreneur who has pitched a tent for herself in the ICT sector and has impacted on the tech industry in Africa. In 2014, Anne was named one of the 10 female tech founders to watch in Africa by Forbes. According to Anne, “There is no female brain and male brain, we are…

Across the globe there are young and resilient personalities in the STEM fields who have been adding values to the STEM industry and impacting on the lives of other people through research, innovations and special initiatives. In the Middle East, we have Aya Mouallem a young Lebanese university undergraduate who is working to make the world a better place. Aya is the co-founder of All Girls Code, a nonprofit initiative that is helping young women in the Middle East find a footing in STEM. During the Devex World 2018 in Washington, D.C., Aya shares her story on how her journey in STEM began and how far she had gone in helping fellow women in the Middle East. An excerpt from Johnson & Johnson. “I was always a curious kid. I asked way too many questions about how everything works—so much so that my teachers and parents frequently had to look…