Females in Innovation and Technology


Under the Innovation and Technology arm of When Females Lead, we will provide women who are already working in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field an opportunity to be mentored by some of the Uks most successful and experienced professionals within the STEM field and other disciplines. We are honored and privileged to  partner with Association for Black and Ethnic Minority Engineers (AFBE) who will carry out the mentorship programme.

Mentees will have an opportunity to meet and interact with their mentors virtually for a period of six months. This mentorship programme is designed for women aged between 21-30 year, to help fulfill their potential and become the leader that they desire to be.  This carefully crafted programme will provide each mentee with the necessary tools, skills, knowledge and understanding to be the change they wish to see.

Mentorship Programme Outline

  1. Professional Marketability
    1. Personal Branding
    2. Interview Fundamentals
    3. Building a strong CV and Online presence
    4. Mock Interviews
  2. Leadership and Personal Development
    1. How to practise, develop and demonstrate leadership skills
    2. Negotiating Skills
    3. Teamwork and Collaboration
    4. Understanding Strengths and weaknesses
  3. Practical Research Skills and Researcher Identity
  4. Career Planning
    1. Five year plan
  5. Networking
    1. Joint zoom sessions with other mentees and Industry executives


When Females Lead is excited to invite young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ages 21-30 to apply for the InnovateHer Mentorship Programme.

This programme is open to applicants from Zambia and the African region. Must be a graduate and can commit to 6 months mentorship programme.
Successful candidates will be required to pay a fee of ZMW 500.

Kindly send your CV, Cover Letter and University Transcripts to innovate@whenfemaleslead.org

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline is 18th February 2022