Stories of Success

International reporter, Tumi Makgabo, travels to South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria to meet inspiring women who share their stories of success and provide additional female role models for teachers, mentors and students.

Download the handout
Women in STEM & Leadership Handout [PDF]: Designed for teachers to help identify and celebrate local, female role models.

Selected videos in this series:

Professor Tebello Nyokong (8:47)  Professor Tebello Nyokong is a Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Nanotechnology at Rhodes University in South Africa. Her work has contributed significantly to the sciences in Africa and around the world.

Regina Agyare (8:51)  One of Ghana's first female tech entrepreneurs, Regina Agyare was the only girl in her high school to study IT. Regina had to create her own path and now runs a company that develops software and a not-for-profit mentorship program.

Dr. Ola Orekunrin (7:37)  Dr. Ola Orekunrin launched a flying doctor ambulance service to help others. “Flying Doctors Nigeria” is the first and only flying ambulance service in West Africa.