Mekelle University Institute of Environment, Gender and Development Studies in collaboration with Texas State University organized a two days training on leadership development for Ethiopian professional women in STEM that was held on December 4-5, 2017 at Main campus.

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Prof. Fetien Abay, Vice President for Research and Community Service at MU, in her opening speech remarks that the training is a good opportunity for African women as there are gaps between the investment in encouraging technical careers for girls and young women and the role in terms of the actual number of women who make it to management-level positions in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

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The training was focused on women in STEM leadership stories, leadership in STEM Education-skill building, promotes and exchange of experience in developing professional women in STEM leadership, how to build the communication skills, time management, how to create partnerships, how to select the sustained project and developing a plan of action.

The training was given by international trainers Dr. Arceli M.Ortiz, Deputy Director of from Texas State University, Dr. Solomon Abraham from North Carolina Central, and Dr. Gillian Bayne from college of New Rochelle, New York.

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On the workshop female instructors from Mekelle University, Adigrat University, Axum University and Raya University participated.