Professor Loyiso Nongxa continues to set records. He has become the first African mathematician to be elected as the Vice President of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). He was also South Africa’s First Black Vice Chancellor of the University of Witwatersrand.
IIhan Omar gained international attention in 2016 when she became the first Somali-American to be elected to a state legislature. She has made history again by winning a Democratic primary in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which could see her go all the way to Congress.
Today we celebrate remarkable news from South Sudan. Meet Amel Ajongo Mawut, South Sudan’s second female pilot at just 20 years old. We wish her all the best.
11 year old Kenyan golfer Channelle Wangari is our WCW today. The Kenyan golfer participated in the US Kids Golf World Championship in North Carolina and earned her spot in the top 10. She is currently world number nine in Kids Golf.
Technovation is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship program for girls. This year, girls from Nigeria won the junior category of the competition for their app named FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector), a life-saving app that spots fake drugs.
Francisca Awah Mbuli is a survivor of human trafficking. She founded the Survivors’ Network, an NGO that helps victims escape their trafficking situations, offers temporary housing, vocational training and other essential services for successful reintegration.
Marjorie Ngwenya became the first non-British-based person to be appointed president-elect of the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. She has served in various positions in companies such as Old Mutual, Liberty Group South Africa and Deloitte United Kingdom.
Samasource is social enterprise on a mission. Its aim is to reduce global poverty by outsourcing digital work to unemployed people in impoverished countries.
Today we celebrate Nigerian environmentalist, Doyinsola Ogunye who has made it her lifetime task to take care of the environment and teach young kids about their natural habitat.