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Changing the World One Tech Girl at a Time

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a group of young women from the Middle East and North Africa invited to participate in TechGirls, an American program that engages young women with major tech companies:

The Sydney Morning Herald logoFor Nataly Ayyad, a 15-year-old from Bethlehem in the Palestinian Territories, the past month’s experiences have changed view of the world and, potentially, her life.

TechGirls visit Google in New York City. Photo: Supplied

TechGirls visit Google in New York City. Photo: Supplied

With other young women from the Middle East and North Africa, Ayyad spent the past three weeks in New York and Washington, DC, visiting tech companies and meeting industry executives as part of TechGirls, a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US government.

“I learnt so many new things,” Ayyad told Fairfax Media’s IT Pro during a visit to the Manhattan office of Yahoo-owned blog platform Tumblr[Full Article]

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