In the United States and the United Kingdom, women typically account for nearly half of architecture students, yet somehow they are less than 30 percent of all licensed architects. When it comes to African women in architecture, there aren’t any statistics that highlight the percentage of women in architecture, however, it appears that the numbers are even smaller. A 2017 Women in Architecture survey revealed that many female architects have encountered sexism, bullying, discrimination, and pay gaps between their male counterparts at comparable points in their careers.

Despite this, there are a myriad of pioneering women trailblazing within the field. Here, we take an introductory look into seven African women in architecture and the work that they are bringing to the table.