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    Girls in Tech Bolsters Board of Advisors with New Appointments 

    November 13th, 2019, San Francisco (USA): Girls in Tech, a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups, today announced two new additions to the company’s board of directors. Stephen Snyder, Chief Financial Officer at Addepar, a high-growth, venture-backed, wealth management SaaS platform,...
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    TechGirlz Launches Girls In Tech Summit

    November 7th, 2019, PHILADELPHIA (USA): The changing nature of work in America and the country’s corresponding shortage of technology workers continues to inspire a rising number of girls and women to pursue technology-related instruction and careers. As part of its year-long tenth anniversary celebration, nonprofit TechGirlz today unveiled the Girls in...
  • Millennials taking center stage at EmTech MENA 2019

    Millennials taking center stage at EmTech MENA 2019

    Millennials taking center stage at EmTech MENA 2019; Ghena Alhanaee, Amer Al Jabri, Fouad Maksoud and Laila Ziko know that they can make the world a better and safer place. When MIT Technology Review announced its ‘Innovators Under 35’ award, they were ready to take center stage at EmTech...
  • Refugee Team Hope Wins Robotics Challenge

    Refugee Team Hope claim victory at third annual global robotics event

    October 29th, 2019, Dubai (UAE):  Team Hope led the winning four-team alliance to a dramatic victory in the grand final of the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai. The third edition of the annual robotics competition – the first to be hosted outside the Americas – drew the participation...
  • Meet the female STEM role models redefining femininity in the sciences

    October 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): Sofia Nanjari was just nine when she was introduced to robotics. She overheard her brother, then an engineering first-year undergraduate student, complain about how hard robotics programming was. She later went on to YouTube for tutorial videos, and the first thing she ever learned to...
  • Afghan all-girls team challenge status quo to compete in robotics contest

    October 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): The Afghanistan booth at the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai is packed, with hardly any space to move. The all-teenage-girl Afghan Dreamers team are being filmed for a documentary and trailed everywhere by a camera crew while curious bystanders look on. The girls first...
  • India’s Geared-Up Girls on a mission to promote STEM 

    October 27TH, 2019, Dubai (UAE): Members of Geared-Up Girls have been lugging their robot, Shakti (the Sanskrit word for power), around in a suitcase all morning for practice at Festival Arena, frantically adding tweaks to improve the consistency and reliability of the prototype. The all-girl team representing India at the...
  • Human Trafficking in the Digital Age

    It is an absolute pleasure to be here albeit digitally. I’ll begin with a brief introduction about my work. I founded Ananke in 2014 – a digital platform that empowers women through awareness, education and advocacy. We showcase visionary women as role models for aspiring women and girls to...
  • Women Who Tech

    Ten of the top women-led startups working tirelessly to solve some of our country’s biggest issues will pitch prominent investors for a chance to win a $50K grant and $280K in Google Cloud services. Women Who Tech is a non-profit organization which was launched in 2008 in an effort...