National science academies must do more to draw women in.
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Academies simply don't know how they're doing when it comes to the representation of women compared to their counterparts within the science-policy environment.
Computer scientists can make important contributions to fixing societal ills.
There are many inspiring female computer scientists in and from Africa. They have the power to inspire young women who might think that computer science is 'only for men'.
Role models and mentors can help one learn throughout one’s career.
Africa is a developing continent but there's ample opportunity for careers in science that can contribute to science advancement as well as uplifting the socio-economic status of the continent.