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Sejal Hathi
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Sejal Hathi (21) is an incoming student at Stanford University's School of Medicine, who is pursuing a career at the nexus of medicine, technology, and social innovation. An avid social entrepreneur, Sejal founded both the nonprofit Girls Helping Girls at age 15, and the social enterprise girltank at age 19, dedicated to socially and economically empowering young women globally. Over the last few years, these organizations have mobilized over 30,000 young women changemakers in 104 countries to design sustainable social change. Sejal is also a founding partner at S2 Capital, an early-stage fund that invests equity and debt in young entrepreneurs in the developing world. Among other projects, Sejal has served as a youth USA Ambassador to Ashoka and an adviser on youth development and women and girls to UNESCO, Youth Service America (Board member), the World Bank (YDP Network Board), Girls for a Change (Board), and State Farm Insurance (Board). She has spoken at TEDWomen, TEDxTeen, and the United Nations, among other venues; and has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Harry S. Truman Scholar, one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World,” a National Jefferson Award winner, a United States Presidential Scholar, one of CNN’s Young People Who Rock, and a Glamour Magazine Young Women of the Year for her work. A published author and Yale Global Health Fellow, Sejal graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology in May 2013.

Sejal is currently serving as Ambassador for L'Oreal USA's new For Girls in Science initiative.

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Talent, Discovered: Tapping the Potential of Black Girls Code

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:48 AM

As Silicon Valley struggles to wrangle more H-1B visas from the Congressional immigration debate, one woman is working passionately to cultivate more budding technologists at home. Kimberly Bryant, bioengineer-turned-tech-evangelist, is the founder and CEO of Black Girls Code (BGC), a blossoming movement to empower young women -- more...

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"Oh, The Places You'll Go!": A Brief Guide To Beginning The College Search

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 11:15 AM

Editor's Note: This post is part of our Girls in STEM mentorship program. Follow along here as we discuss the issues affecting females today in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

At about this time every year, high school juniors across the nation began to feel trembles...

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From C++ to She++ : Changing the Language of Silicon Valley

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 11:32 AM

For aspiring girl technologists, young women still discovering their unique color, sometimes the deepest inspiration flows not from luminaries--those who have already made it into Forbes lists, newspapers, onto the TED stage--but from our peers: other young women who have proven with their grit and their creativity that they can...

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Why Young Female Entrepreneurs Need Mentors

(9) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 10:09 AM

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

I remember when I decided to launch my first company with my co-founder, Tara...

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MTV, Girltank Seek 10,000 Young Women With Powerful Ideas

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Today, I serve as a proud statistic. A significant number. A new data point in a sea of figures so rapidly expanding that it will soon become almost impossible to keep count -- that is, if the world begins to take notice. I am a young woman changemaker: an ordinary...

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