The Root Of The Science Podcasts

EP 97: Dedication to Ndoni Mcunu- Climate Scientist, Founder and CEO of BWIS

April 19, 2022 Anne Chisa Season 3 Episode 97
The Root Of The Science Podcasts
EP 97: Dedication to Ndoni Mcunu- Climate Scientist, Founder and CEO of BWIS
Show Notes

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Episode 97.

This week's episode is a very special one as it is a dedication to honor the memory of a dear friend and mentor Ndoni Mcunu who sadly passed away on 16 April 2022. Ndoni played a significant role in helping me start this podcast and supported me and the vision of amplifying Africans in STEM globally. It was only fitting that I honor her in the best manner that I know.

The episode was released originally exactly 2years ago this month on 1 April 2020. Ndoni Mcunu was a PhD Candidate at Witwatersrand University, at the Global Change Institute in South Africa. Also, she is the Founder & CEO of Black Women in Science (BWIS). A registered non-profit organization that aimed to deliver capacity development interventions that target young black women scientists and researchers. Apart from my own dedication to her in this episode, we chatted about some of her passions: women's development, education, and the importance of science communication.  It was a great honor to have her on the show plus to have her in my life as someone I looked up to and loved.
You lit life in many people's lives and your legacy WILL live on forever. 
We will continue what you started. 
RIP Ndoni.  

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