11/30/12 | Uncategorized

(Video) 60 Seconds Of Inspiration In Technovation Challenge PSA

We have teams of girls from Alaska to Yemen signing up to learn to code apps and launch companies – and they need mentors!

By Dara Olmsted (Director of Development, Iridescent)

Technovation Challenge, a 12-week program that teaches high school girls to create phone apps and start businesses, just released an inspiring, short public service announcement (PSA) about the program.

In sixty seconds of video, we show what a life-changing program Technovation is. Our girls reach for the sky, solve tough problems, and serve as role models for the next generation of girls. They code apps, find solutions, and launch companies.

But they can’t do it without you – we need mentors to show these girls that women can change the world.

Inspired? Want to get involved?

Sign up to mentor a team of girls in 2013 (January – May). The time commitment is low – just a few hours a week – and you can meet with teams in person or via Skype/Google Hangouts.

We have teams from Alaska to Yemen signing up – and we need mentors to guide them through the process.

What will you do?

Women 2.0 readers: Are you mentoring the next generation of girls in tech, business and entrepreneurship? Let us know in the comments below!

Dara OlmstedAbout the guest blogger: Dara Olmsted is Director of Development at Iridescent, a science-education nonprofit that helps engineers, scientists and high-tech professionals bring cutting edge science, technology and engineering to high school girls and underprivileged minority children and their families. In her spare time, she writes for the Boston Globe’s Green Blog and makes sock monkeys. She currently resides in Palo Alto. Follow her on Twitter at @dolmsted.

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland

Anne-Gail Moreland, an intern with Women 2.0, was on the StartupBus. She studies neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, where she is trying to merge a passion for tech and the brain into a new wave of cognition-based technology

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