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Women in Tech: Career Day @ the Global Village Project

  • May 2, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Want to encourage more young women to pursue careers in technology? Would you also like a rare opportunity to help young women whose lives have been ravaged by war and injustices in countries all over the world? Then join us in a fireside chat with young women refugees, ages 12 - 18, at the Global Village Project. 

We've been invited to speak by Melitta Brandt, a volunteer with the Global Village Project, who also happens to be Alaina Percival's mom. (For those of you who are not aware, Alaina is the mastermind behind the Women Who Code meetups :-) She's asked if we'd like to speak to the girls, explain career opportunities and encourage them to pursue careers in technology.

**If you're interested in speaking, please RSVP to this meetup.** 

About the Global Village Project:

The Global Village Project ( is an organization that helps teenage survivors of war acquire the education necessary to succeed in life and to fulfill their dreams. Their students are young women refugees ages 12 - 18. Their program is designed specifically to equip recently arrived refugee young women with the academic and social knowledge and skills needed for successful study in a high school or equivalency program. 

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  • Jannice A.

    I am looking forward to the next event with these young ladies. I really had a great time.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Melitta

    Thanks to everyone who attended--you were awesome and the girls loved it.

    May 2, 2014

  • Alicia V. C.


    1 · May 2, 2014

  • valerie

    I'm sorry to cancel at the last minute. But I'm not feeling well. :(

    May 2, 2014

  • Adrienne H.

    Unfortunately I am still super sick and won't be able to make it tomorrow. I'm so sorry, I was really looking forward to this :(

    May 1, 2014

    • Erica S.

      Oh no, Adrienne! I hope you feel better. I know you were excited about this, but your health is always more important. We're hoping to have plenty more opportunities to work with GVP!

      May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live on this street :) Can't wait.

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Melitta

    There are 32 girls in the school. 3 Forms--1 is the lowest--new refugees with less English, Form 2 is the second year, most of those girls read and speak fairly well. Form 3 is the most advanced and they will leaving in May--going to regular high school, get their GED or go to college.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Debi C

    What a wonderful opportunity to give back. Do you know how many girls will be attending?

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Melitta

    Interacting with the girls is really easy. They'll ask the questions, they are so eager to learn about everything!

    March 28, 2014

  • kim

    I would like to come and support but I do not want to be a speaker, is that ok?

    March 27, 2014

  • Astrid P.

    I've finally admitted to myself that I've been overcommitting myself lately, so I'm going to have to sit this one out. You ladies go out there and show those girls how to rock, though!

    January 26, 2014

  • Melitta

    I'm so excited that this is going to happen. A rewarding experience for coders and a great opportunity for the girls.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Astrid P.

    Mondays and Fridays work best for me (although I'm not available 1/31 & 2/7).

    Maybe we should try doing a Doodle poll? (

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • Erica S.

      Good idea, Astrid! I'll check out Doodle and send details with tomorrow's email.

      January 22, 2014

  • Kaleigh

    Monday, Wednesday or Friday are best for me.

    1 · January 16, 2014

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