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Rayhona, TechGirls 2020, Uzbekistan “Becoming a TechGirl was one of the best achievements of my life. The cross-cultural experience, during the virtual program, provided me with the opportunity to find an intellectually rich community of people dedicated to the life of the mind. The collaboration of girls from diverse communities inspired me to believe in…

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Farah Ghanma, TechGirls 2017, Jordan ____________________________________________________________________________ How the TechGirls Experience Shaped My Life The TechGirls program played a huge role in shifting my career path. I was ecstatic to know that I got accepted into the program, knowing that it was competitive to get accepted. I took part in various ICT exhibitions back in high…

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Asar, TechGirl 2015, Palestinian Territories At a young age, living in the heart of the Middle East, my interest in physics, mathematics, and science, has been observed as rather peculiar. I enjoyed scientific research, building solutions, and challenging myself. However, being a woman, in a male-dominated, conservative society, imposed a true challenge for me to…

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Haoua, TechGirl 2016, Algeria Haoua is currently studying Electronics and Electrical Engineering at University while also serving as a part time high school STEM teacher. She teaches Technology and Computer science for first grade students. She has reflected, “it was a new challenge to start on teaching in a high school but it is very…

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Aizhuldyz, TechGirls 2019, Kazakhstan “Parallel to my study as a computer science major, I was lucky to work as a project manager at National Alumni Network. National Alumni Network – which is an NGO under the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, which works with the USG sponsored program alumni in Kazakhstan. We help our alumni to…

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Ons, TechGirls 2017, Tunisia Ons is a TechGirls alumna leader in her country, Tunisia and has been conducting inspiring activities through her country’s TechWomen-TechGirls Club as well as independently. She recently empowered girls in her community through International Women and Girls in Science Day.  “At the beginning of the year, I started a radio show,…

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Tracy, TechGirl 2020, USA I’m currently leading an organization/project that aims to make tech education accessible through distributing kits and curriculum that teach technology and coding concepts without the use of any digital technology or WiFi. Also, in true TechGirls spirit, I’ve been working to close the gender gap in computer science through the girls…

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Naomi, TechGirl 2019, USA Naomi has committed to provide access and inclusion to technology in her work! “Before the quarantine, I hosted a 5-week workshop, at my local library, as the Branch Manager of CoderChicks to teach HTML and CSS. During quarantine,  I have done a few things. I taught over 40 students, through an…

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D’Anya, TechGirl 2019, USA D’Anya is the founder of two 501(c)3 nonprofits, the STEM Insider Project and The Student Ambassador Program under the auspices of The Village Resource Foundation, she endeavors to connect youth to STEAM professionals and careers. D’Anya is honored to serve as a U.S. Department of State Youth Ambassador for TechGirls. Her…

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