On behalf of the entire SHPE familia, we would like to recognize Jennifer Arguello (Product Manager at Mozilla) and Giselle Agosto (Senior System Validation Engineer at Intel) for mentoring teams of young high school girls in the Bay Area to design and launch their own mobile phone application in the 2012 Technovation Challenge, a program by Iridescent.
Over the course of 10 weeks, Jennifer and Giselle mentored the girls on the process of designing and developing their ideas and write a business plan to pitch to VCs. In the end, their respective teams of girls presented their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists and industry leaders at regional and national pitch nights. The “National Pitch Night” took place on May 3rd, 2012 at the Intel Corporation headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.
The mission of the Technovation Challenge is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.
Jennifer and Giselle are two examples of the outstanding contributions made by SHPE professionals in the community; promoting STEM and educating young girls on becoming an entrepreneur.
If you would like to learn more about Technovation Challenge, please visit http://iridescentlearning.org/programs/technovation-challenge/
Pictures from the National Pitch Night are accessible at https://picasaweb.google.com/shpesiliconvalleyphotos/2012TechnovationNationalPitchCompetitionSiliconValley