- Telsia Brake, 16
- Kelsey Chan, 20
- Sofia Earally, 16
- Tahanni Hussein, 18
- Sharmin Islam, 16
For each young woman the trip was impactful in a unique way.
Sharmin was excited to get assurance that pursuing her dreams of a Maths degree means that she can go on to do pretty much any STEM related role.
Tahanni learnt that you can be anything you want to be as long as you work hard, and that self care is important. She also experienced her first ever live broadcast on BBC News. You can watch it here.
Kelsey discovered that diversity everywhere is key, but also that as part of the next generation, adults appreciate that she can solve problems they haven't yet been able to.
Sofia discovered the variety of less obvious roles available at companies like Facebook - Product Managers exist! She also learnt to take opportunities when they come.
Telsia picked up that we all should advocate education, healthy living, equal rights, etc. not just a few people doing lots of work but thousands doing lots of work.
In the coming weeks we'll be sharing their blog posts on the trip with more detail about what they took away from it. Next year we'll be doing the trip again with 5 more young women from the programme.
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