Yvonne Carr, Founder of Women Entrepreneurs for Africa, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Education for girls and women’s entrepreneurship.
Growing up in Africa, Ms. Carr was one of the few girls who studied Math and Physics in her high school. However, losing her father early in life, her family experienced hardships. Yvonne watched her, now late, mother struggle to raise five children on a seamstress and hand embroidery income. Despite the challenges, Ms. Carr was determined to follow her dream to study abroad someday, and then use her experience and education to promote and advocate for girls in Science and Mathematics Education.
As a Computer Information Systems major at the University of Houston-Downtown, and an active member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Ms. Carr served as Judge for Texas High School Science and Engineering Fair for two consecutive years.
Additionally, Ms. Carr served as Math Specialist for the District of Columbia Public Schools. During her tenure, she devoted her spare time tutoring and coaching children from low-income families.
Ms. Carr completed Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program for teachers at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Maryland.
Ms. Carr also brings with her over fifteen years of international field experience in project/program management, stakeholder management and private sector development in Oil & Gas Upstream.
Ms. Carr is a graduate of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and the University of Houston-Downtown.