In an effort to break cultural barriers early, women in the tech industry came together in June 2016, equipping girls ages 8-12 with leadership skills and the confidence to pursue careers in tech.
Through a variety of hands-on workshops, girls learned how to launch a start-up business and all the tools to thrive and succeed. GLAM builds on the success of initiatives such as coding and software development, while having a more pronounced emphasis on leadership.
In addition to workshops designed to give exposure to tech, the overall model of GLAM focuses on building the confidence and skill set to empower future leaders that will create and lead companies.
Among the women gathered to speak and mentor was Sanyin Siang, Executive Director of Coach K. "There are so many societal views about women, and that's why I decided to be part of this initiative. I had my own opinions on it, but I was just watching it happen. To empower and encourage one another, we have to be fully engaged in what it is they do. It can't be something we do from the sidelines."
"It's a project very near and dear to my heart," says iTalent CEO, Renee La Londe. "It's so important that these young girls know how to work together, to build each other up and empower one another. I hope they are able to see these strong and successful women in business and be inspired to reach for their own dreams."
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