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Representation Matters

Tech entrepreneur Lola Ojabowale

“I’ve been inspired by a lot of the tactics in Tim Ferris’s The 4-hour work week, and Jason Fried's It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work. I try to be selective on what I spend my energy on in addition to committing to a few activities that I complete every day. “


Nike Software Engineer Aisha Jackson

“But, throughout the process, trust yourself, because whatever you need to know to accomplish the task at hand is already within you.”

Medical Lab Technologist Melissa Gardiner

“Women are capable of bringing fresh, innovative ideas, new perspectives and methodologies that could immensely benefit everyone.”

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

IT Manager Ceray Fanta

“Always remember even if you do not see anyone who looks like you along your journey into tech, you still belong there and just keep going. You can do it!”

Engineer and Entrepreneur Shavonti Archer

“Staying focused young women on the goal at hand is going to get you there. Trust me, this journey will not be easy, and remember that anything worth having is worth fighting for.“

Biomedical Science PhD Student Jazmine Benjamin

“It’s discouraging for the moment, but it’s important to remember that for every door that closes, there’s another one opening up that’s going to get you where you need to go. Don’t be afraid to take detours.“

Science Communication Officer Kimberleigh Tommy

“Academia is not easy, it can take an emotional toll on you and there is often stigma attached to speaking openly about it. In sharing my truth I hope that more young women realize it’s ok to have bad days and that eventually, you will get there.”