There are times in one's life where one single mentor is not forthcoming.Here are a few examples of some of my sources of mentorship that may not always be obvious places one looks.
Today, with the help of humanitarian data scientists, mission-driven organizations are aiding people living in extreme poverty and enduring the food crises.
Like engineering, the securities, finance and accounting fields are still dominated by men, especially in the senior ranks. Unfortunately, too many young women don't pursue math or finance as careers options. They're intimidated -- or they're told it's just not cool. But they don't know what they're missing.
It quickly became clear that there were kids like Caine in every community around the world, and the question became: What can we do to foster their creativity as well?
Akvo means "water" in Esperanto, the international language. It felt like a good name. Seven of us started Akvo as a tech foundation that summer and returned to Stockholm World Water Week to tell the world we were something new -- an internet startup that could transform international development and help fix global poverty.
To any female thinking about entering the STEM field, seize the opportunity laid out in front of you and create your own future. Your education is a privilege, and the knowledge you're obtaining is power. You can use it to help yourself and others.
The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors ...
Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.
The territory of Nunavut, Canada is incredibly cold and remote. It's roughly a four-hour plane ride north of Toronto, with temperatures well below the freezing mark for eight months of the year, dark in the winter months and light all summer long. The communities in the north face unprecedented challenges.
The struggle between investor capitalists and prosumer collaboratists over control of the Internet of Things, while still embryonic, is shaping up to be the critical economic battle of the first half of the twenty-first century.
With the goal of inspiring action and change, Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) program was inaugurated in India on February 8, 2014. WeTech is a program helping more women and girls enter into, and succeed in careers and education in tech.
Philanthropy can take on many forms. Short-term solutions can include providing a meal or offering your time at an event. Long-term solutions can involve creating systems or sustainable infrastructure, but it all matters.
Once women have entered STEM, at every subsequent stage of their career, they run a gauntlet of subtle practical, psychological and social holes in the way of their promotions, appointment to boards, and other indicators of seniority.
Teaching at a public high school in Barcelona, I witnessed daily, and sometimes hourly, failure: students struggling through exams despite hours of preparation, missing days of school, threatening teachers and losing their motivation.
Our merger recognizes that creativity, innovation and story-telling are crucial to imagining and achieving a new future for the world's women.
The continued conflict has forced millions of people from their homes with more than half of them being children. This disruption has adversely affected their daily lives, limiting access to food, water, health care and education.
Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.
Grace for Keshet has the potential between March 31st and April 9th to really change the lives of Chicagoan individuals with Special Needs. With each donor's contribution, Jonny's song also gets distributed to another person.
Any major city in the United States can be perceived as microcosm of the entire country -- it is constantly evolving and expanding; it is always ready to embrace new cultures, new experiences.
The logistics of this undertaking are what makes this story of grit so inspiring. It really brings perspective to first-world petty griping!