Levers in Heels in the Canary Islands

Levers in Heels in the Canary Islands
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Our Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Larisa Bowen-Dodoo, was invited to the II Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development Conference in Gran Canaria, where she sat with Cristina Manzano, Director & Editor-in-Chief at esglobal and Canarian women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), to talk about Levers in Heels, and its mission to inspire the next generation of African female STEM leaders.

This conference was part of a Fulbright Specialist Program on entrepreneurship and innovation put together by the Canarian Association of Startups, Technology-Based Companies and Angel Investors (EMERGE), in partnership with Casa África – which forms part of the Canary Islands’ government’s foreign policy as a public and economic diplomacy tool.

“We discussed the role and visibility of women in STEM and entrepreneurship, the significance of inter-generational mentorship, and the need for women, particularly in STEM, to be more present and vocal now, more than ever. As we continue on this journey, I am more than hopeful that Levers in Heels’ mission is not in vain.”

 II Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Development Conference in Gran Canaria

Levers in Heels​ is working to build a bridge between African and Canarian women in STEM, to exchange synergies. Find out more about Levers in Heels, and how you can support here.