Women are under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields globally, but the situation is worse in Africa. In response to this, the Inter-Academy Partnership for Research (IAP-R) partnered with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) to publish a book profiling African women scientists. This publication profiles women in STEM fields in Africa. The stories are written mainly to inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science.