Fireside at FemSTEM: 
In Conversation with 
Anna Ampaw

Join H2i, Social Enterprise Ghana and Sustineri Attorneys on May 29th, 2024 as we sit down with special guest, Anna Ampaw

What is Fireside at FemSTEM?

Fireside at FemSTEM is an interactive conversation series held as part of the broader FemSTEM Africa event series.

During each Fireside, we sit down and chat with one incredible speaker. Speakers are distinguished women within the health entrepreneurship space who share reflections on their impressive career, learnings to date, advice for founders, and more.

Audience members are highly encouraged to engage by submitting questions!

This program is brought to you by the H2i at the University of Toronto, SE Ghana and Sustineri Attorneys, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

Meet the Speaker | Anna Ampaw

A synthetic chemist by training, Dr. Anna has over 10 years of research experience in the fields of carbohydrate chemistry, cryobiology, and medicinal chemistry. She recently made a career diversion to the pharmaceutical industry where she promotes the respiratory portfolio at GSK.

In her spare time, Dr. Anna is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, Empowering Female Minds in STEM (EFeMS).

EFeMS is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2020. It is based in Canada and operates in Ghana. Its mandate is to combat the gender disparity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by equipping African women with the necessary tools and resources to become leaders in their fields.

EFeMS has several ongoing initiatives such as its FeMS Bootcamp, which cultivates a community of African women scientists and engages them in professional development and career workshops.

Meet the Moderator | Sefakor Esinam Ahiave

Sefakor Esinam Ahiave is an environmental sustainability advocate who currently volunteers as a Project Manager for Zero Litter Ghana, an NGO focused on promoting waste reduction and environmental sustainability. Her multifaceted career reflects her passion for environmental science, effective communication and social impact, making her a formidable advocate for sustainable practices and lifelong learning. She is also a customer experience officer at First Bank Ghana, where she leverages her communication skills to stage customer experiences.

Sefakor is an engaging communicator and has a passion for communicating to engage and inspire her audience for positive impact. She was the Communications Lead for Ghana Young Generation in Nuclear from 2020 to 2021, and also the moderator for 2021 Africa Young Generation in Nuclear summit in Accra.

She holds a BSc in Natural Resources Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a MPhil in Nuclear and Environmental Protection from the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana. Her research areas emphasize her interests and expertise in environmental protection and public health.

Next Up for FemSTEM Africa 2024:

2024 FemSTEM Africa Pitch Competition | June 19, 2024 | 8 – 9 AM ET (REGISTER HERE)