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I Didn't Think There Were Many African Women Scientists. Then I Checked Twitter

The author, a woman scientist from Africa, was stumped by a survey asking her to name women scientists from Africa.
Source: Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Recently, an online survey asked me to name African women scientists I admired. I found myself struggling — even though I'm a Kenyan entomologist, researching sustainable ways to feed our expanding population amid a changing climate. I thought to myself, why are there so few of us?

I was wrong: We are not few at all. Twitter proved it.

The website , which features African women in STEM, in January

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