Didn’t we say that women supporting women isn’t just an empty statement? Larisa Bowen-Dodoo is proof of the validity of that statement. Larisa is the Founder of Levers in Heels, a startup that highlights African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
One reason why she created Levers in Heels was to create an avenue for female role models in tech to emerge to inspire young girls and women who are just starting out in the field. Through Levers in Heels, Larisa has been able to connect girls from primary to secondary schools with successful women in STEM, majorly through video conference calls. Staring out in Ghana, Larisa has plans to expand this initiative to the rest of Africa.
In her own words, “Levers in Heels is driven by my ethos and mission to give a voice to African women in STEM. We examine the barriers these women face from every angle in their respective countries. At the same time, we also amplify their achievements to inspire and empower our readers, particularly the next generation of African female STEM leaders.”