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Linda Kekelis is CEO and Executive Director of Techbridge. As co-founder of Techbridge, Linda has a passion for educational programs and research that provide access to opportunities that expand the options of girls and underrepresented youth.

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Engineer the Revolution: Top Ten Strategies to Diversify Technology

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 7:18 PM

Looking for talent to drive a new engineering design from prototype to product? She is a 5th grader in Oakland. Looking for expertise on clean tech to advise your venture capital firm? She is a junior in high school in Washington, DC. You may not have imagined these individuals as...

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Want to Change the Face of Technology? Look to Our Girls

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 6:26 AM

I live in Oakland, the most diverse city in America. Unfortunately, the tech workforce here does not reflect this richness of talent. The girls in my community can be part of the solution to expand and diversify the tech workforce.

When I first imagined Techbridge...

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What Are You Doing After Hour of Code?

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 4:27 PM

Here at Techbridge we are looking forward to Hour of Code the second time around. Some of our girls will get their first taste of coding in our after-school programs. Others will delve into more advanced projects and experiment with cutting-edge technologies, hacking clothes and electronics and experimenting...

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Diversity Work in Progress at Techbridge: Thank You Freada Kapor Klein for Making Me Feel Uncomfortable

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 11:58 AM

Earlier this year I reached out to Freada Kapor Klein, co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact and an advocate for diversity and inclusion, to meet up and explore ways we might collaborate. Here at Techbridge we inspire girls to change the world through science,...

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Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2014 | 9:01 AM

I experienced two events this week that got me thinking about how we can support girls to reimagine their futures. I heard Dr. Chelsea Clinton speak at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit. Chelsea talked about the "imagination challenge" and how it's...

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Role Models Matter -- and So Does Training

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Co-authored by Roshni Kasad

It's 4 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon at Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy in San Jose, California, and a group of 5th grade girls is busy designing new homes, restaurants, office buildings and schools. Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, cofounders of Roominate, are visiting and helping...

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National Mentoring Month: Pay it Forward to a Girl

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 1:55 PM

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.

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 by the...

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Before You Make Your Shopping List for the Holidays: Consider the Message Your Gift Sends to a Girl

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 2:55 PM

A toy catalog arrived with Sunday's paper. I have three nieces, ages 3-9, and am looking for holiday gifts that will empower them. As founder of Techbridge, a program that inspires girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering I am interested in toys that help girls imagine...

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Can Boys And Girls Learn Better Together?

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM

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 have devoted my life to promoting the development of girls. I work with...

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Photo Diary: Techbridge Girls Summer Academy

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 3:34 PM

To us, it couldn't be clearer. One of the biggest deterrents to getting girls in STEM is the messaging culture sends them. Girls need to be told that engineers are creative problem-solvers that matter -- and that they too, regardless of their gender, can succeed. That's why we...

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How to Get Girls to Like Engineering

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 3:25 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the conversation here or on Twitter (#hpSTEM) as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Check out the live blog of the Techbridge Girls...

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Role Model: The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 11:50 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.

What is more frightening? Having to present a PowerPoint to your manager about the...

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Lean In And Help A Girl Change The World Through Technology

(11) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 3:59 PM

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.

It starts long before women are left out of the boardroom, stall on the...

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