- Monifa Phillips, a black woman from London, has made a big mark in academia as she became the first woman PhD-holder from the University of Glasgow
- The accomplished academic said that although the journey was very tough, she had had the support of her family and community
- According to her, she had to win in a very much male- and white-dominated space to get her dream realised
Black women all around the world are really making it big in the academia. Monifa Phillips has became the first black woman to get PhD in physics from University of Glasgow.
In her twitter post on Sunday, 30 June, Monifa said she conquered a difficult field to achieve what she has.
She added that though the journey was tough, she weathered through with the support of her family and community.
Muffy Calder, a professor at the university, lauded Phillips' accomplishment as he told Teen Vogue in a statement that she wishes her “the best of luck in her future career".
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Anita Osariemen Omonuwa was another woman making it big in the academia as she had three first class distinctions from the University of Reading, UK (LLB), University of Birmingham, UK (LLM), and the Nigerian Law School (BL).
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