Chinenye Ezeakor

Chinenye is a Co-Founder of Empowering Africans through Education Initiative. She is an Electrical Engineer with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy Systems from The University of Leeds, UK and also has her undergraduate degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Port-Harcourt. Over the years, she has pioneered female-led initiatives like African Sisters in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (A-SISTEM), which she founded in 2015, out of the dire need of seeing more African girls enroll in Science and Engineering disciplines. Her approach involved organizing outreach programs for teenage girls by focusing on areas such as energy, ICT, and physical sciences, as well as organizing workshops and training exposing them to female STEM professional mentors. Her Industry experience includes working at The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Microsoft Nigeria, and ASML.
She was a European Commission EDD 2017 Young Leader, 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow, 2017 Chevening Scholar, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a recipient of several awards from organizations like Microsoft & Anita Borg Institute. 

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