Kumba Musa has come a long way — from an insecure graduate who knew little about the practical aspects of her 4 years engineering degree, to the woman leading a STEM movement in her country Sierra Leone. Last month, she stood confidently in the presence of the Queen of England, and with a broad smile she received Her Majesty the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017. She was one of 59 recipients from 35 Commonwealth countries, including five from Africa, recognised for their leadership role in their country.
This week, she contacted us, writing: “SHE Leads Africa changes the narrative of how African women are regarded and celebrates the ground-breaking work women are doing. Given that my work involves improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and getting more women to participate in STEM fields, your platform is the most suitable for sharing my experience. Hopefully it will be able to inspire other women or girls who shy away from STEM careers. We are proud of you @kumba.liliana.musa #salone #🇸🇱#sierraleonean #STEM #sizzlingblog #beauty