Network of Albanian Women in STEM


The Network of Albanian Women in STEM (NAW-STEM) aims to contribute to the social and economic empowerment of women by increasing their representation in STEM, both in academia and industry.

Areas of work are:

  • Increase visibility of Albanian women in STEM, in the country and diaspora
  • Engage in policy formulation and advocacy for more women in leading positions, in academia and industry
  • Support and facilitate structural changes that foster advancement of women in career
  • Support and facilitate digital and tech education for girls and women
  • Engaging in research that addresses issues and opportunities related to women representation in STEM
  • Support research in STEM by linking national stakeholders with international and regional experts, institutions and capacity building initiatives
  • Support and facilitate mid-career/career transitions from non-tech to tech fields
  • Support regional visibility and communication initiatives on women in STEM

NAW-STEM was officially launched on February 11, 2021, following an 8-month period of events, presentations and consultations. NAW-STEM builds on the efforts of women and men working in STEM and social sciences.

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  • #STEMspresso

NAW-STEM is running #STEMspresso – an express introduction to an exceptional woman in STEM and her work – consisting in monthly online/offline short meetings, where speakers share their research, careers, work in STEM and on STEM.

  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

To increase the visibility of Albanian Women in STEM online, NAW-STEM and SCiDEV are partnering with Wikimedia Community User Group Albania and Open Labs Hackerspace, to organize a series of edit-a-thons consisting in creating or editing Wikipedia pages on Albanian Women in STEM, past present and future.

  • Network
Contact details
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • International; Other
  • Kosovo*
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Entry created by Orkidea Xhaferaj on October 13, 2021
Modified on June 9, 2022