October 11, 2022
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DATE: 29th March 2023
WHERE: Virtual
THEME: Prioritising Gender equality & Sustainability as Pathways to addressing Global Challenges across STEM fields


The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development in collaboration with the Amazons Watch Magazine is pleased to organize its maiden edition of the Global Women in STEM Symposium (GWISS) 2023 to be held on March 29, 2023 (London GMT+1) via Zoom, in commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day celebrations. 

SWWCS 2023, under the theme, “Prioritising Gender equality & Sustainability as Pathways to addressing Global Challenges across STEM fields,” aims to highlight the crucial role women in STEM play in addressing global sustainability challenges. This objective will be achieved by bringing together seasoned STEM women in academia and professional practice to share novel ideas, including their development of inventions, products, tools, and technological advances that provide better solutions to global sustainability challenges and how these impacts on addressing sustainability.

The purpose of utilising this approach is not just to project the impact of the contributions made by women but also to spark the interest of more young women in STEM fields, especially in the fields and ethnicities where they are grossly underrepresented such as in Engineering and BAME communities. Thereby, this could improve gender equality and sustainability practices in these fields to generate better solutions to global challenges.

The symposium will explore the impact of gender inequality in STEM fields, especially in the face of the current widening economic and social inequalities. Research shows that the prevalence of gender inequality in fields such as STEM cost the world economy $6 trillion in 2019, according to the OECD Social Institutions and Gender Index report. In addition, a UN Women report has reiterated the importance of “Gender equality and inclusion of all women and girls as not only an explicit goal under the 2030 Agenda” but also a key factor in achieving the different dimensions of sustainable development challenges, “from ending poverty and hunger, promoting prosperity and inclusive growth and building peaceful, just and inclusive societies to securing the protection of the planet and its natural resources”. This, therefore, underpins the argument that Gender diversity across all STEM fields is crucial for a sustainable future.

The SWWCS 2023 event will bring together women scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians who are researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, politicians and policymakers and gender equality activists to showcase the major breakthroughs in these fields, which they have developed to solve sustainability challenges, through interactive discussions, video presentations, plenary and keynote presentations.

This symposium will also:

  1. Discuss innovations on equitable community development and how international development and policy institutions could benefit the work of women in/for STEM
  2. Seek and create opportunities for future collaborations across public and private sectors to generate solutions-oriented and results-focused projects grounded in actionable research that will deliver maximum impact to society.
  3. Improve gender equality and sustainability practices in these fields to generate better solutions to global challenges.
  4. Spark the interest of more young girls and women to embrace STEM fields, especially those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and underrepresented communities.

REGISTER NOW to be a part of a platform were women who change the world through their novel creations, come together to showcase diverse solutions to the world’s greatest problems for the benefit of both current and future generations as well as inspire young women and girls to take advantage of the opportunities to thrive and make an impact through STEM careers.

For more details about the GWISS 2023 – Virtual, kindly contact the organisers at 



Organisers Profile

Amazons Watch Magazine

The Amazons Watch Magazine is a premier women development publication, committed to continually highlight the giant strides of women from Africa and the rest of the world. The magazine which is published by the African Leadership Organisation (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198), has a media philosophy that is rooted in the preservation of the pride and dignity of women through an objective reportage on gender inequalities and social injustices experienced by women while profiling the amazing achievements of these Amazons; for reference, duplication and inspiration to the up-coming generation of women leaders. As the foremost voice for women globally, the Amazons Watch creates a compelling voice and coverage of female-led governments, institutions, innovations, inspiration and legacies, including news making for the unreported and underreported women across regions- through multiple platforms comprising print, web & digital editions, events, conferences and films.



Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) is a leading human capacity, gender empowerment and development-based organisation that sees itself as a catalyst and thought leader in developing the theory and practice of leadership, social, educational and economic empowerment particularly in Africa, and also the developing countries of the Middle East and Asia. As an organisation currently in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2012.


African Leadership Magazine UK

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership Organization UK Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198). The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.

The magazine shall continually seek to herald the dawn of a new Africa as the continent of promise and global leadership, championed by people of integrity and resilience who are rising from the challenges of an unpleasant past; thereby preserving a legacy for future generations of our people.




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