Dr. Sheila Ochugboju is in the Science and Innovation Directorate at African women of Essence International (AWEI), where she leads the initiative for the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN). She is a member of Pan African Network of Emerging Leaders (PANEL UK), the alumni association of participants on the British Council InterAction Programme. She recently launched the African Science Cafes for the British Council at the Grahamstown Sasol SciFest. This network provides a creative model for public engagement with science and technology in South Africa, Kenya and Lesotho. This involves the launch of an innovation centre for African women, the Centre of Innovation, Enterprise and Technology (CIET) at Doregos Univerisity in Lagos, Nigeria.