Women in Science recognises that the gender imperative in academia, corporates and small business is a policy imperative not just in Africa but globally. Quotas are now in place to advance women in academia, government and the private sector. This online portal will provide the first-ever comprehensive database of women in science in the African continent. Striving to challenge oppressive societal norms and unlock doors for women, the portal will provide a space for Africa’s growing community of female scientists to find support, networks and a home for their ideas and achievements to take root and grow. It therefore gives voice to womens’ participation in scientific fields by spotlighting their challenges and achievements.