It’s nearly mid-summer, which means we’re getting closer and closer to the start of the 2014 TechWomen program! Since July 14–which marked exactly 78 days before the program’s start–we’ve been counting down the days on our social media pages using the hashtag #ELoftheDay to feature a different Emerging Leader each day.
78 days left before the 78 Emerging Leaders arrive for the 2014 TechWomen program! To celebrate, we’ll feature an #ELoftheDay. Stay tuned!
— TechWomen (@TechWomen) July 14, 2014
Get to know more about a few of the Emerging Leaders we’ve featured so far.
- Christelle (Cameroon)
- Professional goal: Create an NGO for girls and women to help them access computers and the internet in her home country
- Biggest inspiration: “My mother. [She] is amazing, extremely strong, creative, determined, dynamic, and still has the strength to love. She always wanted us to go beyond our limits and refused to let us tell her we cannot do something.
- Enatha (Rwanda)
- Professional goal: Experience the ins and outs of daily operations at a U.S. scientific and research laboratory and meet with professionals working in biopharmaceutical design
- Fun fact: Enatha easily adapts to new cultures and teams, and doesn’t hesitates to express her ideas at all times
- Layal (Lebanon)
- Why she applied to the TechWomen program: “It’s a golden opportunity that will help me unlock my personal potential to achieve anything I really want in life.”
- How she ended up in STEM: “A flair for math already runs in my family especially since my father is a math teacher. In 1992, he brought home a 33 MHz computer. It was so magical to me to write DOS commands to run DOS games.”
- Rokia (Yemen)
- Fun fact: Rokia looks forward to learning about green technology methods in the U.S. and ways to implement these methods in projects that will benefit her home country.
- Why STEM fields matter: “I have a mind for numbers and I like practical things. There is a still lot of mystery surrounding us, and STEM is really about discovering and describing the world we live in.”
Want to get involved with the 2014 TechWomen program? We’re currently accepting applications for Professional Mentors and Cultural Mentors! Learn more and apply.
Be sure to follow along with the #ELoftheDay hashtag to learn more about each Emerging Leader as we continue to count down!