Hala – Bringing Ideas to Life

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In my freshman year of high school, a classmate who was anxious to apply to TechGirls introduced me to the program. I inquired around it at school and did some internet research to learn more about the program and the opportunities it provides to its participants. I applied to the program after learning a lot…

SYLEP 2019 Virtual Alumni Conference: Becoming a Global Leader

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The 2019 Virtual Alumni Conference for the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP) was a great success! The conference, which had been delayed for over two years due to Covid, took place on March 14, 2022 and focused on global leadership for the future. The keynote speech for the conference was delivered by Jason Scott,…

World Refugee Day

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On this World Refugee Day, what will you do to support Refugees and make sure everyone receives their civil rights? Read here to learn how Rayan, PFP Alumna and Palestinian Refugee, is working to ensure all people have access to their basic rights and more.

Promoting Democracy: Pathway To Peace & Development

May 26 at 12:00-1:15pm One individual can change the world by making clear choices, continually investing in oneself, working determinedly on a dream, and replicating professionalism in progressively expanding operational contexts and geographic/demographic spheres. Our speaker Dr. Jeff Balch will talk about about his path from student activist to knighthood; about the choices he made along the…

A True Story About Facing Challenges

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It was the Spring of 1998 when I met Ella Chugina, a young non-profit manager from Perm, Russia. Ella was selected along with 4 others from the region to participate in a U.S. Department of State training program[1] conducted by Legacy International.

Women in Leadership: Obstacles and Triumphs

With Dr. Reema Diab (TechWomen) & Lara Kasbari (TechGirls) March 24 at 12:00-1:15pm EDT Dr. Reema Diab is an entrepreneur, AI expert, youth influencer, popular keynote speaker and Founder of Galaxy Organization to empower women in Technology. In addition, as a consultant at Tesla she helps organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and…

Coding for Kids

March 10 at 12:00-1:15pm EST The Importance of Teaching Computational Thinking at an Early Stage Najla Almissalati is the founder of She Codes, a social enterprise that empowers women with the knowledge and skills to become self-reliant.  E-kids and “Coding for Children” is one of She Codes’ projects that aims to engage Libyan children in meaningful projects. The program introduces coding…