Paulette Watson | Academy Achievers

Global Tech Disruptor + Digital Transformation Consultant

Paulette Watson is the Founder and MD at STEM Academy Achievers Ghana (SAAG) we work with children and young people who experience real trauma and come from undeserving communities in Ghana. We are currently leading on Science Technology Engineering Math activities.

We are currently leading the: #BeMe digital inclusion program - which aims to raise one million women and girls' aspirations in STEM |WEB3-related careers. We wanted to address the disparities around women in the tech space

#BeMe digital inclusion model

Focuses on: Supporting/Advising females in Tech |Web3 industry

It is goal orientated

Outcomes:

  • Access to meaningful employment/training/education
  • Social capital/Social networks
  • Job searching skills
  • Career readiness
  • Employability
  •  Confidence
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Wellbeing

Paulette is currently involved with the UN pulse on developing an ethical framework for Ghana, "Championing Ethics in AI Technology" helping shape policies to include #BeMe female socially.

  • She is looking at funding projects that include more women and helps them to understand the challenges they are facing on a day-to-day basis in Ghana
  • Collaborating with AI organizations and universities to develop proper training on data evaluation and spotting the potential for bias in data – so we can ensure that #BeMe women are socially included and their human rights protected.
  • Understanding the intersectional implications that AI has on criminal & racial justice, immigration, healthcare, gender equity, and current social movements. Giving the #BeMe females the opportunity to have a voice.
  • Enhancing Skills training – currently we are running an AI Robotic STEM Math session where our #BeMe women are training young people on AI – so we are starting with the young children to get more girls in this field before they start universities.

Digital inclusion goals to the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals: Education #4 Quality Education: Entrepreneurialism #8 Decent work and economic growth: Innovation #9Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Social Inclusio#10 Reduced Inequalities

Additional information

Awards: Most Skillful Shepreneur for the Ghana Ladies in Tech (GLiT) 2021, Wintrade Global Award Women in Engineering 2019; Computer Weekly, listed on the longlist: The 50 Most Influential women in the UK Technology 2021; Nominated as the most influential women in Technology in the UK; shortlisted for the Women in Tech Excellence 2021 and Finalist for the National Diversity Award; where I will be dedicating my win to #BeMe project for raising 1 million BME girls’ aspirations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers

Paulette is also writing her book on black women and girls’ experiences in getting into the tech industry in the United Kingdom.

Paulette is featured as 100 global women and Ambassador for Mission impact in WEB3 and Metaverse. In addition, Paulette is also a G100 Engineering Global Advisor council member for Digital and technology & WEB3.

Website: www.paulettewatson.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulette-watson/