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Women on the Rise: Meet Our Extraordinary Winners

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Women-on-the-Rise_FacebookThumb_484x252 This summer, we sent out an APB to find four talented women ready to join us in San Fransisco for a week-long exploration of the ever-changing world of tech.

We set up exclusive company tours, one on ones with peer mentors, VIP conference passes, and lunch with leading women in Silicon Valley tech. Our hope is to inspire and empower these women to pursue their interests in technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation at its epicenter.

Over 7,000 incredible women applied for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we’re thrilled to announce our winners!

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Woman on the Rise: Tayo Akinyemi, Executive Director of AfriLabs

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Meet Tayo Akinyemi, one of four Women on the Rise winners who will be flying to San Francisco this fall for a week-long educational journey!

Tayo is the Executive Director of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of tech innovation hubs with 40 hubs in 18 countries. She is an African entrepreneurship and innovation enthusiast who began her career at an NGO dedicated to advancing women in corporate business. Since then she has focused, with varying degrees of success, on understanding how businesses are built and sustained for impact. Tayo has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Princeton University.

Keep up with Tayo on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Woman on The Rise: Leigh Nicholson, PhD Candidate at Sydney University

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Leigh Nicholson ImageMeet Leigh Nicholson, one of four Women on the Rise winners who will be flying to San Francisco this fall for a week-long educational journey!

Leigh is completing her PhD in cellular and gynecological oncology at Sydney University, Australia. She is particularly interested in how technological and software advancements influence the future of biological research. To share her latest research, Leigh occasionally writes for publications about science and tech.

Keep up with Leigh on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Woman on the Rise: Aspiring Data Scientist, Maggie Diaz-Vera

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Meet Maggie Diaz-Vera, one of four Women on the Rise winners who will be flying to San Francisco this fall for a week-long educational journey!

Maggie was born and raised in Miami, FL. Her interest in tech stems from playing Video Games with her brother as a child and learning how to mod gaming systems. Her professional experience is in online marketing, and she is currently studying Computer Science at Miami Dade College with the pursuit of a career in Data Science.

Keep up with Maggie on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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