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Coca-Cola supports women in STEM fields

Some of the women in STEM fields

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | To mark International Day for Women and Girls in Science, Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda (CCBU) celebrates the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) by recognising leading women taking part in its Women in the Leadership program, it said in a news release dated Feb.13.

Commenting on the programme which aims to help talented women grow into leaders through training and support, Catherine Gita, CCBU People, and Culture Director said, “As an organisation grounded in innovation and driven by a commitment to sustainability, CCBU recognises the crucial role that women play in shaping the future of STEM and is actively addressing this imbalance through various initiatives.”

A government report in 2014 showed that fewer girls in Uganda were passing biology and maths exams.

The 2018 Gender in Education Policy aims to change this by getting more girls into science classes and training teachers to teach STEM subjects better. To support this, the programme aims to close the gender gap and increase female representation in leadership roles, including STEM-related departments.

Some of the exceptional women whose accomplishments exemplify excellence and resilience in STEM include; Doreen Namuyiga, a Quality Assurance Technologist, who ensures CCBU’s products meet the highest standards.

The other is Barbra Namanyi, a Raw Materials Planner, who coordinates procurement and inventory management, leveraging data analytics and supply chain principles. Barbra’s journey in STEM began with a curiosity for problem-solving, demonstrating the diverse opportunities within these fields.

Anisha Namugabo, a Quality Controller who envisions a future where every girl has equal opportunities in STEM.

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Through their achievements, CCBU’s women in STEM embody innovation, resilience, and empowerment, the company said.

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