Episode 7: Do immigrant women do better than men?

In this episode of the Neo African Diaspora podcast, we debate whether African immigrant women in the Western world do better than men. 

  • Among neo-African diasporans, there exists a notion that women tend to do better than men in the western world. 
  • There is a widely-held belief that African immigrant women acculturate faster and have more upward socioeconomic mobility as compared to their male counterparts. But how true is this assertion?
  • We have a conversation with Dr. George Mugoya, an associate professor of rehabilitation at the University of Alabama. Dr. Mugoya earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green University in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona
  • We discuss what it means to be successful in a Western country such as the U.S? And we also attempt to answer the question, do African immigrant women do better than men in the western world?

Call to Action:

  • We need to redefine what it means to be successful – success has many facets
  • We know a bit about social support systems that African immigrant women create but there is little known about similar systems available to African immigrant men.
  • We welcome you to visit our website www.neoafricandiaspora.com to share your opinion. 


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