During Women’s History Month 2017, the 1,000 Dreams Fund and tech company HARMAN teamed up to present the “New Face of Tech” Challenge.
We searched the nation far and wide to identify and spotlight the next generation of female leaders in STEM. Over 125 young women in high school and college nationwide submitted why they represent the #NewFaceofTech.
And wow. We were SO INSPIRED by the amazing STEM dreams that each and every entrant shared. It is why we are thrilled to announce our two winners — Chinasa, a Pomona College student, and Brenda, a Full Sail University student:
“My parents attended college and encouraged me to take advantage of a college education. With their support, I learned that college was indeed possible despite the disadvantages of growing up as a first-generation Nigerian-American in a low-income household. My goal is to attain a PhD in Computer Science with a research focus in algorithm development. Ultimately, I want to have a successful faculty career where I would mentor underrepresented students, helping them to pursue degrees and careers in STEM.” – Chinasa
“Tech is an integral element of my career. It is the foundation for my success and future endeavors. I look forward to reading and learning new concepts and techniques on a daily basis. I previously was employed in the banking field for over a decade and technology has always resonated with me. One I was able to determine that I would be a great fit for this field I was invested 110%.” – Brenda
Both of these STEM stars received $3,000 towards their tech dreams and a professional mentoring session with a HARMAN team member. Congrats, ladies!
Thanks to EVERYONE who entered! You truly are the #NewFaceofTech!