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Inspiring OWSD Members

Here, we bring you the stories of some outstanding OWSD members who have overcome obstacles, faced challenges and, against the odds, achieved their goals. Now, these women scientists influence and inspire others; read about them below.

April 05, 2019

Tabassum Mumtaz

Asia & Pacific Bangladesh

Tabassum Mumtaz

OWSD has provided tremendous support in shaping my career as a researcher, science ambassador, role model for women scientists and a "think high" human being.
November 10, 2017

Simone Badal

Latin America & Caribbean Jamaica, W.I.

Building a world-class cancer research center in the Caribbean

Winning this award opened many doors for me. It has led to success in acquiring local funding.
November 10, 2017

Salina Parvin Banu

Asia & Pacific Bangladesh

Leading Bangladesh to Food Security

The OWSD award helped me not only to become the researcher I am today, but also to become a leader in research.
November 10, 2017

Christelle Noelle Dzesse Tekouo

Africa Cameroon

Mastering Materials and Opening Minds

All this has broadened my knowledge for this domain of science, gave me an open mind and also allowed me to learn many things.
November 11, 2016

Mahfuza Begum Mahfuza

Asia & Pacific Bangladesh

Recognition and Confidence in my Professional Arena

" I can boldly declare that OWSD rewarded my brilliance thus giving me recognition and confidence in my professional arena and placed me in national and international scientific communities.”
November 11, 2016

Linda Dyorisse Nyamen Mbong

Africa Cameroon

Overcoming Obstacles on the Academic Track with OWSD

“Am very proud to say that I am encouraging other Cameroonian female scientists to apply for the OWSD fellowship programme and some of them have obtained the grant."
November 02, 2016

Huda Basaleem

Arab Countries Yemen

“Best Doctor for their Fight for Better World”

OWSD fellowship represents a real empowering difference in my life and career
October 21, 2016

Muna Mohamed Elhag

Arab Countries Sudan

Fighting Climate Change for Agro-Pastoral Communities in Sudan

OWSD's guidance and support allowed me to uncover hidden courage and realize aspects of myself that I never thought I possessed.
October 20, 2016

Marycelin Baba

Africa Nigeria

To the White House and Beyond

"I owe ‘what’, ‘who’ and ‘where’ I am in my career and professional practice today to OWSD because without the PHD Fellowship, all my achievements today would have been nothing but bleak"
July 01, 2015

Nashwa Eassa

Arab Countries Sudan

We need Women in Decision-Making Positions

When I got my OWSD fellowship, it was an amazing feeling. Before getting the letter, my academic career was a dream, the letter made it possible.
June 30, 2015

Dalia Saad

Arab Countries Sudan

Saad Dalia success story

I really want to do something for my country. Being part of the Sudan national chapter has given me that chance.

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