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Women in Business: Amanda Obidike

Women in Business: Amanda Obidike

STEMi Makers Africa is an award-winning organisation serving across Sub-Saharan Africa to equip young Africans with future-focused options in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Integrated Innovation (STEMi).

Amanda Obidike is a certified professional in STEM by the Open University, United Kingdom and Founder of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Innovation Makers Africa (STEMi Makers Africa) where she creates sustainable and implementable projects in underserved communities across 13 Sub-Saharan countries by preparing the next generation of innovators with access to STEM pathway resources, tools and Professional Development.

At STEMi Makers Africa, their core objective is to change the culture fabric of theoretical learning in education and addressing the leaky unemployment pipeline by providing STEM literacy options where young people can solve real-world problems using project-based learning designs.

Their vision is that Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation Makers Africa is able to boost employment, innovation, inclusion and empower a talent base of over 2,000,000 young Africans with STEM emerging tools, real-world problem-solving skills they need to excel in STEM lucrative pathways and become more experienced for Africa’s workforce by 2030.

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Amanda has a Mini-MBA from the International Business Management Institute, Berlin – Germany and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is a certified professional of Emotional Intelligence and Coaching from the African Management Initiative and the Gordon Institute of Business Science: University of Pretoria, South Africa.
She is a 2019 Global WACREN awardee and The MAI Woman in Technology who is recognised for her passion in raising leaders through STEM and promoting lifelong learning for all. Amanda chose this work because STEM Education plays a global role in Africa’s competitiveness and producing innovative economic leadership.

She serves as a Mentor in Cherie Blair Foundation, the 1million Women in Tech Community, Global thinkers for Women where she lends her voice, knowledge, and serves as a role model for girls in West Africa.

She was given the Global humanitarian act for Gender Inclusion and Social Protection Award for successfully championing diversity for the girl child, Best Leadership award, YALI RLC- Ghana, and a Mastery Award in Business Intelligence, IBM.

She sits at the Board of Directors with the Global Peace Initiative, Initiative for National Growth and Junior Chambers International (JCI) Atlantic, Nigeria. She is a member of AnitaBorg Organisation, Women Techmakers, USA and Link Engineering Educator Exchange, where she builds relationships and trains educators with integrated STEM content and computer science content as multidisciplinary instruction that transforms pedagogy, while simultaneously meeting students’ needs to maximize their learning potential.