The project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), part of the part of the pandemic preparedness call. It brings together female STEM researchers from seven countries (UK, Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi, Indonesia, Egypt and Kazakstan) and aims to provide an online platform and community of practice.
It aims to support each other and provide opportunities for personal and professional development for early careers researchers in the participating countries and beyond. The motivation came from the established worldwide gender imbalance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This has been amplified by the global COVID-19 pandemic which has affected negatively the careers of women in STEM.