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Rachita Sharma

CEO, Girl Power Talk Rachita Sharma is a technology entrepreneur, financial literacy advocate, and gender rights activist. Rachita is the CEO of Girl Power Talk, a purpose-driven organization empowering today’s most capable youth with the confidence, knowledge, and opportunity to become tomorrow’s global leaders.

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I Work on the Back End but Shine on the Front End

Building a Learning Culture Breaking Stereotypes Leading the Way for a Better Future The secret sauce to building a prosperous company is the ability to harness brilliant minds and rally them towards a shared endeavor. Girl Power Talk’s vision is to break the bias of a male-dominated technology sector. Through equal distribution of opportunity among women, nonbinary individuals, and feminist male allies, the company’s top innovation is its diverse human resources. Only 26 percent of the world’s computing jobs are …

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Boosting STEM Training for African Women

Boosting STEM Training for African Women: Why Tech-Related Skills Are Key to the Continent’s Progress

Around the globe, young women are discovering new opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields through community training programs. However, the skills gap between men and women is still wide. As the world becomes more reliant on a digital tech economy, African women’s lack of technical skills is undermining their capacity to achieve their economic potential and boost the prosperity of their communities. But though this reality is discouraging, both for African women and the continent’s—and eventually the world’s—economy, it …

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Innovation, Leadership, and Women in Tech: The Story of Ayushi Mishra

Early Life Family Support, Financial Risks and First Startup Being an Entrepreneur Fighting Setbacks Women and Leadership Advice for the Youth “I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.” —James Baldwin I was born into a family that valued education and academics, which I believe afforded me a certain privilege. My father was a physics professor, and my mother taught chemistry. So, science ran in the …

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The Powerful Journey of Tarianna Stewart, Ph.D. : Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM

Entering the STEM field Seizing Opportunities Demand for Change Future Goals Tarianna Stewart, Ph.D., shares with Girl Power Talk her career trajectory as someone who is working to bridge the gender gap in STEM. My route to STEM was a bit unusual. As a kid, I emulated my parents, so science was all that I knew. Once I got into college, I decided to pursue a career as a psychiatrist and ended up doing schizophrenia research before realizing it wasn’t …

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