White House Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion Event Press & Recaps
August 19, 2013
Last month, we attended and participated in the White House's Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion event. The event recognized individuals for their extraordinary work around expanding technology opportunities for young learners, especially minorities, women and girls, and others from communities historically underserved or underrepresented in tech fields.
Our own Ruthe Farmer, Director of Strategic Initiatives, was named one of these 11 Champions of Change, and she participated in a panel discussion on diversity in technology. Additionally, six of our Award for Aspirations in Computing winners joined Ruthe in attendance of the event.
Below, we've rounded up links to all of the blog posts these girls have written about their experience, as well as all of the other press we could find on this incredible conversation. If you missed the live event, you can watch the full video here.
Here are the very inspiring blog posts our Aspirations Award winners in attendance submitted of their experiences:
• Charell Adagala: Networking is to People as Water is to Fish
• Kirsi Kuutti: My DC Experience
• Veronica Wharton: To Code or Not to Code, There is No Question
• Angelika Modawal: Young People Are an Important Part of the Conversation in Tech
The Duluth News Tribune covered Kirsi Kuutti's participation in the Champions of Change event. Kirsi is a 2013 graduate of Duluth East High School. Ruthe Farmer wrote a blog post for the White House Blog called, "Building a True Pipeline for Young Women in Tech, at Scale and With Urgency." Our original (July 30) press release is here.