Priyanka Jain is a high school junior and a social entrepreneur.
She is the founder and President of iCAREweCARE, a student-run non-profit that leverages the power of social media for social good. iCAREweCARE helps high school and college students connect with friends who CARE about the same causes, provides them with meaningful opportunities in their local community, and makes social change a social effort.
Priyanka is a strong believer in women’s education. She is the founder of the Women’s initiative at QuestBridge to connect bright, low-income girls to educational opportunities at the nation’s leading colleges. She is also the founder of the high school chapter of Circle of Women, a student-run organization building schools for girls in developing countries.
She was recently been recognized by the United Nations Foundation as a “Teen Role Model”, as well as a Girl Up Teen Advisor to inspire other young girls to get involved in their communities. Priyanka was also recognized as one of the top 100 women entrepreneurs by Smart Girls’ Way. She is the youngest person selected for this honor.
Over the past year, she has been asked to speak at many global events to inspire her generation to get involved in making a difference. She has been selected as a youth leader to speak at the Global Women’s Forum in Deuville, France to come up with solutions for the disparity facing women in the global market. She also be spoke at the Adventures of the Mind conference in June alongside Nobel Laureates, inventors, and successful entrepreneurs to inspire 150 talented, low-income, high school students.
Last year, Priyanka led a workshop on student philanthropy at the iEARN annual summit for over 60 students from almost 40 countries. She was also a high school ambassador at the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, which brings together graduate students and business leaders to stimulate innovative solutions using exponentially growing technologies for the world’s most pressing challenges.
Priyanka is currently a member of her school’s National Honor Society, the varsity tennis team, Chinese Honor Society, editor of the nationally recognized school newspaper, as well as an award winning attorney on the district champion mock trial team. She also serves as youth board member for grant making at the Seattle Foundation.